May 1957

Quantitative Clinical Chemistry. Volume II. Methods.

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By John P. Peters, M.D., M.A., and Donald D. Van Slyke, Ph.D., Sc.D. Price, $10. Pp. 981, with 99 illustrations. Williams & Wilkins Company, Mount Royal and Guilford Aves., Baltimore 2, 1932 (reprinted 1943, 1956).

AMA Arch Intern Med. 1957;99(5):845. doi:10.1001/archinte.1957.00260050173032

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Peters and Van Slyke first published their monumental work on the quantitative analysis of biological materials in 1932. Except for a few minor revisions made when the book was reprinted for the Army, in 1943, this printing is unchanged. This volume (Volume II. Methods) is almost exclusively devoted to operation and technique of the analytical laboratory. There is a chapter on general chemical techniques as well as a chapter which presents the many special techniques which have been evolved to adapt quantitative analysis to biological fluids. The material in these chapters has stood well the test of time. Although many analytical procedures have been adapted for reading on the spectrophotometer, a perusal of this book, published twenty-five years ago, demonstrates graphically how little basic analytical techniques have changed over the last quarter of a century. This book is of value to the career investigator because of the presentation of many

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