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September 18, 1943

Urine and Urinalysis

JAMA. 1943;123(3):178. doi:10.1001/jama.1943.02840380054036

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This publication will be welcomed by practitioners and others who are especially interested in the analysis of the urine. Much new material has been added for this edition and the book has been thoroughly revised. The author covers the subject ably and completely. First he discusses the structure and function of the kidney, the definition of urine and the collection of samples. He continues with the physical and chemical characteristics of the urine, its pathologic constituents and its qualitative, quantitative and microscopic analysis. The book is completed with a section of special urinary tests and tests of kidney function. The discussions of the practical importance of the various tests are excellent. However, the book will be found to be too detailed for the average laboratory worker, who is interested usually in but one good test for any particular constituent of urine. For workers interested in this subject, the book is

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