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To the Editor:—
In a recent issue of The Journal (September 2, p. 942) appeared an editorial on the technic of the erythrocyte sedimentation test. In this editorial an article by Hambleton and Christianson (Am. J. M. Sc.198:177 [Aug.] 1939) was cited in which the authors concluded that the "most commonly used sedimentation technic, without involving complicated corrective procedures, is the most valuable for clinical purposes." The editorial closes with the remark that "this furnishes welcome news to the vast majority of those using the blood sedimentation test in their office and hospital work."Of course, any report which purports to simplify the technic of a laboratory procedure to such an extent that the general practitioner can carry out the test in his office is welcome news to him and also to the technicians who must do the test. Unfortunately, in most cases the so-called simplification entails the
Wiener AS. THE ERYTHROCYTE SEDIMENTATION TEST. JAMA. 1939;113(23):2079. doi:10.1001/jama.1939.02800480064024
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