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September 13, 1958

Standard Methods of Clinical Chemistry. Volume II

JAMA. 1958;168(2):226. doi:10.1001/jama.1958.03000020088021

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As is volume 1 of this series, this book is a collection of clinical laboratory test methods developed by various workers in the field. Each monograph is listed as having been submitted by a specific author, and the names of the referees who have "verified" the method in their own laboratories are given. The styles of the individual monographs vary somewhat, but in general each contains (1) an introduction which gives the historical development and use of the method; (2) the principles underlying the chemical reaction used; (3) the reagents used and specific directions for their preparation; (4) a procedure which gives detailed directions for conducting the test; (5) calculation of the results; and (6) results and discussion. The discussion of each method is followed by a list of references on the method and other methods for determining the constituent under consideration. Some of the methods given are simple procedures

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