Edition 5. By J. A. Kollner, E. N. Spaulding, and H. W. Robertson. Price, $12. Pp. 1,180, with 431 illustrations. Appleton-Century-Crofts, Inc., 35 W. 32d St., New York 1, 1951.
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"Approved Laboratory Technique" is an excellent reference text, which is designed to be of equal usefulness to medical student, graduate physician, and laboratory worker. Descriptions of individual procedures are simple and succinct, but include discussion of principles involved, calculation of results, collection of suitable specimens, and important sources of error. Whether one is interested in the care of technical equipment, the preparation of glassware, the health of experimental animals, or the preservation of pathological specimens, useful information adequately indexed is available. From the standpoint of the pediatrician, it is regrettable that micromethods are not included. The context is generously seeded with well-conceived charts of practical information, but although the majority of photographic plates are good, the reviewer is disappointed by a considerable number of illustrations. The inclusion of key bibliographic references in some chapters is highly desirable; however, their absence in other sections of the book will detract from its
Approved Laboratory Technique.. AMA Am J Dis Child. 1953;85(6):758. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1953.02050070775034