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June 22, 1935

Clinical Laboratory Methods and Diagnosis: A Textbook on Laboratory Procedures with Their Interpretation

JAMA. 1935;104(25):2291-2292. doi:10.1001/jama.1935.02760250069030

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This book heralds the return of the larger and more comprehensive textbooks on clinical laboratory methods. For some time most of the current books on the subject have been concise treatises devoted particularly to interpretation of laboratory procedures. In this book the standard technic of accepted procedures is given in the strictest detail together with an interpretation of all data obtained by standard tests. The usual subjects of clinical laboratory methods are covered comprehensively. The chapters on hematology, bacteriology, parasitology and exotic pathology are, however, noteworthy in volume and completeness. An unusual chapter for a book of this type is a concise but adequate discussion of postmortem examinations. The text has been carefully edited and the illustrations are used to good advantage. The colored illustrations are particularly well done and greatly enhance the value of the descriptive material. The technic of the various laboratory procedures is clearly described in a

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