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December 1938

Clinical Urinalysis and Its Interpretation.

Arch Intern Med (Chic). 1938;62(6):1094. doi:10.1001/archinte.1938.00180170194017

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This book was primarily written for the clinician for use in his office laboratory. The subject matter is divided into three parts. Part 1 contains a history of urinalysis, a description of the anatomy and function of the kidney and a tabulation of the constituents of normal urine. Part 2, the main part of the book, deals with clinical urinalysis and its interpretation. The subject is covered in great detail. Methods, normal variations in tests and the clinical significance of abnormal values are discussed. In most cases several methods for a particular determination are given. For the qualitative estimation of albumin, only the heat and acid test and the sulfosalicylic acid test are described. The nitric acid and Robert's ring tests are considered too delicate for clinical purposes. The chapters on bacteriologic examination of the urine and urinary gravel and calculi should be of special interest to the urologist. Part

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