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February 23, 1935

Técnicas de laboratorio: Análisis de alimentos, análisis clínicos

JAMA. 1935;104(8):678. doi:10.1001/jama.1935.02760080074038

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The first part of this book deals with the chemistry of sugars, fats and condiments; only the more elementary facts are stated. The second part is a laboratory manual; it gives many of the routine procedures for the more important laboratory examinations of urine, feces, blood, cerebrospinal fluid and sputum. There are several omissions and errors: for example, a statement to the effect that "Amoeba coli" is the specific agent in amebic dysentery. The Wassermann test is given as the method of choice in the laboratory diagnosis of syphilis, but the precipitation reactions of Meinicke, Kahn and Sachs-Georgi are considered reliable. The microscopic agglutination test for the typhoid bacillus, paratyphoid bacilli and Brucella melitensis is recognized as the most satisfactory. The usual methods for the demonstration of tubercle bacilli in sputum are given. The only method for the detection of other pathogenic bacteria (pneumococci, streptococci and similar organisms) is the

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