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March 19, 1932

Lehrbuch der klinischen Untersuchungsmethoden für Studierende und praktische Ärzte. Band II, Hälfte 2.

JAMA. 1932;98(12):1023. doi:10.1001/jama.1932.02730380091041

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This section of the second volume of Sahli's revised textbook is divided into discussions of hematology, blood chemistry and serology. The treatment of the subject of hematology is handled in a refreshing manner. It is not a mere cataloguing of detailed facts but a clear and concise discussion of the principles, significance and interpretation of the data presented. The author has chosen the discourse method of presenting the subject and it is well executed. The necessity of rendering hematologic facts more dynamic is stressed, and overemphasis of the significance of changing blood pictures in infectious diseases is avoided. The chapters dealing with blood chemistry and serology are well covered but are not as up to date as some of the recent textbooks on the same subject. In general, the material is treated in a clear and concise manner and is well handled. The book is not recommended for those who

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