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In the preparation of this work the authors have selected what they regard as the best, simplest and most practical method of making each test, the result being that only those laboratory examinations useful in ordinary, everyday practice are included. No attempt is made to discuss tests seldom used except by the special laboratory worker. The book is divided into seventeen chapters covering the use and care of the microscope; blood; differential leukocyte counts; total blood cell counts; platelet counting; hemoglobin estimation; special blood tests; blood sugar determinations, fragility tests, blood matching, bleeding time and coagulation time determinations; malaria; typhoid agglutination tests; urine; gastric contents; feces; pus, exudates and similar material; sputum; leprosy; spinal fluid; diphtheria; gonorrhea, and syphilis. There are, in addition, two appendixes, the first containing the formulas for making the various reagents mentioned in the text, while the second covers a list of the apparatus recommended for
Practical Clinical Laboratory Diagnosis: A Thoroughly Illustrated Laboratory Guide Including the Interpretation of Laboratory Findings, Designed for the Use of Students and Practitioners of Medici. JAMA. 1929;93(19):1496. doi:10.1001/jama.1929.02710190068031
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