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February 16, 1924

Blood Chemistry. Colorimetric Methods for the General Practitioner. With Clinical Comments and Dietary Suggestions.

JAMA. 1924;82(7):571. doi:10.1001/jama.1924.02650330063043

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The methods outlined in this book are dependent on the researches of Folin and Wu, Denis, Lewis, Benedict, Van Slyke, Bloor, Myers, Bailey, Whitehorn, Rieger and others. While the original technic of these workers is rather closely followed, in some cases the procedures "have been slightly modified to meet the demands of the clinical laboratory using relatively small quantities of blood." In addition to the methods of blood chemistry, the author has included Folin's method (slightly modified) for the determination of the total nitrogen in the urine, and Folin's method for determination of the titratable acidity of the urine. "For the purpose of ready reference, an outline of the essential facts to be determined in the study of impaired kidney function has also been included, together with dietary suggestions covering the treatment of certain disturbed metabolic states." The introduction by Dr. Dock points out the value of such examinations, and

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