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December 1928

Blood and Urine Chemistry.

Arch Intern Med (Chic). 1928;42(6):955. doi:10.1001/archinte.1928.00130230157015

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The first twenty chapters of this volume consist of a clear, concise and thorough description of the methods ordinarily used in the chemical analysis of blood and urine with special emphasis laid on colorimetric procedures. It is to be regretted that mention is not made of the technic of estimations of sodium or potassium in the blood or of total bases, of blood hemoglobin, blood sulphates and fractional determination of plasma proteins. The only method testing chlorides in the plasma is the Volhard-Arnold method, and none of the recent ph methods are even mentioned. Throughout the book there are lengthy quotations from articles in the literature, giving the appearance of an exhaustive review but, unfortunately, they are not always up-to-date, although in some places they are. For example, in the discussion of the dextrose threshold and dextrose tolerance test, mention is not made of the vast amount of careful work

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