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A new edition of this manual of laboratory methods as usual arouses interest and favorable comment. The collaborators now number thirty in addition to the two authors. This wartime edition, brought out in compliance with government directives limiting the bulk of paper, has resulted in a new format which nevertheless compares favorably with previous editions. There is an excellent index of fifty-eight pages, though too much space has been given to the table of contents at the beginning of the book. An innovation, not entirely pleasing if not actually disconcerting, has been the omission of numbered sections and chapters. The illustrations are good for the most part, and although they number twenty-four less than in the preceding edition the omission of several obsolete cuts has permitted the addition of many new instructive figures and plates. In the new section on the examination of feces more care should have been given
Approved Laboratory Technic: Clinical Pathological, Bacteriological, Mycological, Virological, Parasitological, Serological, Biochemical and Histological. JAMA. 1945;128(6):472. doi:10.1001/jama.1945.02860230076033
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