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December 21, 1940

Office Clinical Chemistry: A Laboratory Guide for the Practitioner and Hospital

JAMA. 1940;115(25):2204. doi:10.1001/jama.1940.02810510080033

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This volume is designed to aid the clinician by selecting chemical methods for the examination of blood and urine which are suitable for office practice. It is not intended as a supplement or substitute for the existing treatises on laboratory procedures suitable to the large hospital laboratory with extensive equipment.

In general, the author has made an excellent selection of more than sixty established procedures adaptable for office practice. Many procedures have been modified so as to eliminate needless duplication of solutions of slightly different concentrations and apparatus of similar nature. A flow sheet of apparatus, reagents and order of procedure is graphically presented with each method in an attempt to simplify the technic. It is hoped that such an attempt at simplication will not mislead the clinician into the belief that preliminary training is not necessary in order to carry out accurately the various procedures. A knowledge of fundamentals

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