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July 23, 1960

Einrichtung und Methoden des klinischen Laboratoriums

JAMA. 1960;173(12):1392. doi:10.1001/jama.1960.03020300104031

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This is a practical manual to be used for the routine performance of what we call clinical microscopy and some qualitative and most quantitative chemical tests. It is meant to meet the increasing demand for quantitative methods and especially for micromethods. It emphasizes economy in materials to be used, including blood, reagents, time, and labor. It describes in detail the equipment of a small but efficient clinical laboratory. The six pages devoted to this subject are worth reading, especially, by those who are planning a new laboratory. Such questions as one large room versus several small rooms, location of work benches, day-light versus artificial light, floor covering, exhausts, prevention of accidents, etc., are discussed. Equally valuable is the section on washing glassware. The balance of the first introductory chapter deals with instrumentation and general methodology.

Part 2 is devoted to the clinical microscopy of urine, stomach contents, feces, spinal fluid,

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