November 1969

Clinical Interpretation of Laboratory Tests, ed 6.

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Birmingham, Ala


By Raymond H. Goodale, MD, and Frances K. Widmann, MD. Price, $11.50. Pp 540, with 45 illustrations. F. A. Davis Co., 1914 Cherry St, Philadelphia 19103, 1969.

Arch Intern Med. 1969;124(5):642. doi:10.1001/archinte.1969.00300210124029

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Practicing physicians, medical students, technologists, and other members of the allied health service professions will welcome this important contribution to the literature of medical laboratory diagnosis. Through five previous editions of this book, Goodale has justified his original objective, to create a concise and practical reference work which assembles the truly useful elements from a broad and complex field of medical science.

Widmann has revised extensively and updated the present volume, while retaining the basic plan and objectives which have distinguished earlier editions. In this era of sophisticated technology and molecular biology, it is a great consolation to find an occasional book, like this one, which addresses itself to the common and everyday problems of medical practice. It is reassuring to see a work wherein the practical aspects of a vast technical literature are made accessible to a broad readership, while it remains sufficiently current and authoritative to support the

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