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February 11, 1911

Clinical Pathology in Practice. With a Short Account of Vaccine-Therapy.

JAMA. 1911;LVI(6):450-451. doi:10.1001/jama.1911.02560060060038

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This work takes up the various diagnostic measures of clinical pathology. An account is given of the proper technic for securing materials; but the laboratory procedures used in the examination are intentionally omitted. The author discusses the conditions in which such measures are advisable, and the interpretation of the results obtained with them; so that, unlike most works on clinical pathology, this is a guide, not for the laboratory worker, but for the clinician who may wish to enlist the aid of laboratory investigation. Inasmuch as many of these measures are of recent adoption, and as instruction along these lines is frequently deficient even in our better medical colleges, such a work can readily prove of value both to the older general practitioner and to his younger colleague. An introductory chapter warns against a too enthusiastic reception of the newer laboratory methods, which may lead to a neglect of physical

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