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March 30, 1940

Laboratory Manual of the Massachusetts General Hospital

JAMA. 1940;114(13):1290. doi:10.1001/jama.1940.02810130152032

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This pocket size manual contains directions for the collection of specimens for every type of laboratory determination. There is a chapter on therapeutic technic (blood transfusion, intravenous injections) and a chapter on prophylactic measures (such as vaccination). A specific method for determination of most of the emergency laboratory tests is given. The sources of error and precautions to be taken are included for most procedures. A method for quantitative blood sugar determination and one for presence of syphilis, two important emergency tests, are completely omitted. No laboratory manual of the scope of this one should be without these methods. Therefore this manual is recommended with reservation to interns of the Massachusetts General Hospital.

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