June 1970

Progress in Clinical Pathology, A Review of Significant Advances in the Field of Clinical Pathology

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vol 2. Edited by Mario Stefanini, MD. Price, $19.50. Pp 385. Grune & Stratton Inc, 381 Park Ave, New York 10016, 1969.

Am J Dis Child. 1970;119(6):550. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1970.02100050552024

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This book covers a number of the more or less significant advances in clinical pathology. The first subject deals with selected studies in toxicology. Numbers of emergency toxicologic procedures are outlined. A summary of physical and chemical properties of drugs is presented. A particularly useful segment is the presentation of continuous absorption spectra of a number of drugs. Bacterial food poisoning is also considered.

The section on diagnostic virology provides a helpful approach to this burgeoning field of the clinical laboratory. Immunology of leukocytes introduces this field in some depth. In the next chapter is a discussion of immunology of platelets by the same authors.

An appendix to the above two chapters (chapters 3 and 4) is devoted to techniques.

The chapter on safe and effective transfusions includes use of blood products. The author of this chapter also takes a prognostic look into the future and predicts obsolescence of the

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