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January 4, 1941

A Textbook of Laboratory Diagnosis with Clinical Applications for Practitioners and Students

JAMA. 1941;116(1):85-86. doi:10.1001/jama.1941.02820010087042

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This is one of the better known and more complete general textbooks on laboratory diagnosis. It is particularly suitable to the need of the student or of the practitioner who needs an authoritative reference work for his infrequent departures from the simple basic laboratory routine. Dr. Osgood has been deprived by death of the collaboration of Howard D. Haskins, who collaborated in the first edition and to whom the present edition is dedicated. The spirit of the text is unchanged, however, and sixty-eight pages have been added. Of particular interest and potentially of great usefulness is a forty-six page index by diseases. Here is an alphabetical list of diseases from abortion to yellow fever, with suggestions as to the proper laboratory work, when the condition is diagnosed or suspected, arranged in the order of significance. The author's interest is reflected in the section on hematology, which is the best one

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