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May 18, 1929

The Kahn Test. A Practical Guide.

JAMA. 1929;92(20):1700. doi:10.1001/jama.1929.02700460056030

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"The purpose of this volume is to present a brief summary of the precipitation phenomenon in syphilis and a detailed discussion of the technical aspects of the Kahn test." It is to be regarded as an elaboration or a second edition of the section on procedure in "The Serum Diagnosis of Syphilis by Precipitation." The work is divided into nine chapters, the first dealing with the phenomenon of precipitation in syphilis with reference to the Kahn reaction, in which the author correlates the principles governing precipitation in syphilis with the general principles controlling precipitation in colloidal systems. The other eight chapters deal with the purely technical phases of the test and are clearly and concisely presented. Although intended primarily for laboratory workers, this book should prove of interest and value to the physician, who should have a firm basis for his clinical interpretation of the results of the test.

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