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December 14, 1946

Clinical Laboratory Diagnosis

JAMA. 1946;132(15):960. doi:10.1001/jama.1946.02870500066029

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This is a complete handbook, including chapters on skin tests, pediatric procedure, tropical medicine, legal medicine and toxicology, histologic technic and such recently developed procedures as penicillin assay and kidney clearance tests with inulin and diodrast. An appendix with important general data and laboratory procedures has been added. The indexing is excellent, and the additional index for important laboratory tests in the common diseases should be very useful. Preceding the descriptions of the technical procedures are introductory remarks about the normal functions and clinical pathology of each organ or system. In places these explanations are not up to modern concepts or are too vague to be adequate. The book has an abundance of illustrations, most of them clear and well chosen. A smaller number of the pictures are actual photographs, which show the important structures clearly. The drawings are good and the student will profit from them more than from

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