December 1942

Blood Grouping Technic.

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By Fritz Schiff, M.D., and William C. Boyd, Ph.D., with a foreword by Karl Landsteiner. Price, $5. Pp. 248. New York: Interscience Publishers, Inc., 1942.

Arch Intern Med (Chic). 1942;70(6):1098. doi:10.1001/archinte.1942.00200240182011

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The authors of this monograph are well qualified, as indicated by Landsteiner in the foreword. The book is divided into three parts: "Theoretic Foundation of Blood Grouping," "General Technic of Blood Group Investigation" and "Special Application of Blood Grouping Technics." The subjects are clearly and briefly discussed with the idea of aiding clinicians, serologists, anthropologists and workers in legal and in military medicine. Not only is the material presented clearly from a theoretic point of view, but it is presented practically, including the technics for typing blood for transfusions and for establishing paternity. The chapters, subchapters and paragraphs are numbered, so that by merely referring to the table of contents one can easily find any aspect of a subject. A fairly complete bibliography follows each subchapter for those who might be interested in further details of the original observations. There is a good index in addition to the rather complete

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