April 11, 1986

Clinical Chemistry: Principles, Procedures, Correlations

Author Affiliations

New England Deaconess Hospital Harvard Medical School Boston
New England Deaconess Hospital New England Baptist Hospital Boston


edited by Michael L. Bishop, Janet L. Duben-Von Laufen, and Edward P. Fody, 604 pp, with illus, $42.50, Philadelphia, JB Lippincott, 1985.

JAMA. 1986;255(14):1941-1942. doi:10.1001/jama.1986.03370140139042

The editors of this fine text state that it is meant to be a "comprehensive, up-to-date, and easy-to-understand textbook for all levels of students." It is by this standard that we have approached Clinical Chemistry. The editors state also that the book resulted from discussions concerning the " 'ideal' book for clinical chemistry." Let us point out that they are well on the way.

We are in a unique position to discuss this book, as independently we had selected it for our medical technology program, specifically, for the students' clinical chemistry rotation. At the time of this writing, our teachers and students have had experience with the textbook.

Because our program, like most others, requires students to learn a great amount in a brief period of time, it is important that their reference texts be concise, comprehensive, and, above all, readable. We feel that this text meets these requirements; students do