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May 2, 1931

The Clinical Interpretation of Blood Examinations.

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By Robert A. Kilduffe, A.B., A.M., M.D., Director, Laboratories, Atlantic City Hospital, Atlantic City, N. J. Cloth. Price, $6.50. Pp. 629, with 60 illustrations. Philadelphia: Lea & Febiger, 1931.

JAMA. 1931;96(18):1532-1533. doi:10.1001/jama.1931.02720440080034

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Abstract

This is an invaluable contribution to the physician who desires to have a comprehensive understanding of laboratory diagnosis. It represents a thorough review of current medical literature with a well organized presentation of the more recent studies on which the laboratory tests are based. The material is presented in a clear, concise and conservative manner and yet is inclusive enough in its scope of subjects to meet even the most specialized interest in blood. Besides the completeness with which the author has elucidated the various methods used in the examination of the blood he has accurately indicated their reliability, specificity and significance in clinical application.

The first chapter deals with the physical properties of the blood in health and the alterations that occur as a result of disease. This part of the book is a distinct contribution to the physician, as the author has adapted for clinical use facts which

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