November 1938

Approved Laboratory Technic: Clinical, Pathological, Bacteriological, Mycological, Parasitological, Serological, Biochemical and Histological.

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By John A. Kolmer, M.D., and Fred Boerner, V.M.D. Second edition. Price, $8. Pp. 893, with 392 illustrations. New York: D. Appleton-Century Company, Inc., 1938.

Arch Intern Med (Chic). 1938;62(5):901. doi:10.1001/archinte.1938.00180160180016

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The text constitutes an encyclopedia of laboratory procedures and has an enormous scope. Besides covering all clinical laboratory procedures, it discusses the housing, feeding, inoculating, bleeding and autopsy study of animals and the prevention and the emergency treatment of laboratory accidents. The second edition has been thoroughly revised and brought up to date. Five new chapters have been added: on methods for the hormonal diagnosis of early pregnancy, hydatidiform mole, chorionepithelioma and teratoma of the testes; on diagnostic mycologic methods; on methods of examination of the skin and mucous membranes for animal parasites; on methods for conducting tests for allergy, and on histologic methods and the preparation of specimens for museums. The new chapter on mycology and the increased amount of material devoted to parasitology are to be welcomed. The chapters devoted to bacteriologic and serologic procedures are especially fine. The illustrations are plentiful and well chosen. In this edition

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