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October 4, 1995

Clinical Laboratory Medicine: Clinical Application of Laboratory Data

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University of Southern California Los Angeles

 

by Richard Ravel, 6th ed, 724 pp, with illus, soft cover, $34.95, ISBN 0-8151-7148-X, St Louis, Mo, Mosby, 1995.

JAMA. 1995;274(13):1088-1089. doi:10.1001/jama.1995.03530130094041

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Abstract

I had the opportunity to review a previous edition of this text 11 years ago and was impressed. That edition was a fairly comprehensive discussion of a "complex and expanding field," and the same opinion comes from reviewing this edition. The text has increased in subjects, pages, tables, and figures and now totals 724 pages. The overall organization has remained much the same, and with the index, answers or discussions can be found with relative ease.

The information is presented in a concise manner and is reinforced by the 42 figures, 96 tables, and 128 shaded areas scattered throughout the text. Use of these reading aids, however, is inconsistent in that some chapters have none while others have up to 38, and it is not clear what prompts such aid. Some topics, such as hepatitis and thyroid disease, have abundant tables, while the discussion on TdT (terminal deoxynucleotidyl transferase) would

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