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April 1937

Synopsis of Clinical Laboratory Methods.

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By W. E. Bray, M.D. Price, $3.75. Pp. 324, with 32 illustrations and 11 color plates. St. Louis: C. V. Mosby Company, 1936.

Arch Intern Med (Chic). 1937;59(4):755-756. doi:10.1001/archinte.1937.00170200197016

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This book consists of sixteen chapters which cover with few exceptions those clinical laboratory procedures that are simple and of proved clinical value.

The first chapter discusses in a general way the procedures that are part of the routine of the various hospital services or which may be needed on special indication. It gives a bird's-eye view of the equipment and tests necessary in each particular field.

The second chapter is a clear and complete presentation of the routine and special examinations that may be made of a specimen of urine. The Addis count, however, is omitted. The third chapter deals with hematology and is followed by chapters on blood chemistry, gastric analysis, feces analysis, intestinal parasites, examination of the cerebrospinal and other puncture fluids and examination of sputum. Throughout these chapters the methods of greatest simplicity have been critically selected, and any method which sacrifices reasonable accuracy to obtain

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