Book Reviews
August 1944

Clinical Diagnosis by Laboratory Examinations.

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By John A. Kolmer. Price, $8. Pp. 1,239, with illustrations. New York: D. Appleton, Century Co., Inc., 1943.

Am J Dis Child. 1944;68(2):150. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1944.02020080070011

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This book, which is not a new edition of Kolmer and Boerners' "Approved Laboratory Technic," has been assembled entirely by Dr. Kolmer and is intended primarily for teaching in medical schools, as well as for the use of physicians and pathologists who need to correlate the clinical interpretations of laboratory examinations and to evaluate their practical applications in the diagnosis of disease.

Of the three parts of the book, the first, of 642 pages, is concerned with the clinical interpretation of laboratory examinations. It includes many useful charts summarizing abnormal results and observations and their various causes and giving normal values with their physiologic bases. This inclusive survey embraces the fields of hematology, physiologic chemistry, toxicology, bacteriology, immunology, parasitology, mycology, serology, allergy, endocrinology and vitamins and biopsy.

The second part, of some 330 pages, deals with the practical applications of laboratory examinations in clinical diagnosis, classifying the diseases of various

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