October 1951

Klinische Chemie und Mikroskopie: Ausgewählte Untersuchungsmethoden für das medizinisch-chemische Laboratorium.

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By Dr. Lothar Hallmann. Price, 24.60 German marks ($5.85). Pp. 594, with 173 illustrations. Georg Thieme, Diemershaldenstrasse 47, (14a) Stuttgart O; agents for U. S. A.: Grune & Stratton, Inc., 381 4th Ave., New York 16, 1950.

AMA Arch Intern Med. 1951;88(4):550. doi:10.1001/archinte.1951.03810100134021

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This well-bound and well-prepared volume is divided into nine sections. The first section is concerned with the examination of sputum and stomach and duodenal contents; the second, examination of the feces (with good plates to illustrate the commoner parasites); the third, examination of vomitus; the fourth, examination of exudates, transudates, contents of cysts, and prostatic secretion; the fifth, examination of urine; the sixth, examination of spinal fluid; the seventh, examination of the blood (which is accompanied with colored plates); the eighth, normal values for blood, urine, and other body fluids (these pages are yellow and are thus easily located in the volume). The last chapter deals with various methods of evaluation, such as titration and quantitative chemical determinations of various body fluids.

This sixth edition is a good book which should be a real asset to the German physician or to anyone in this country who has a reading knowledge

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