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August 29, 1914

Le Laboratoire du Practicien.

JAMA. 1914;LXIII(9):798. doi:10.1001/jama.1914.02570090084036

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With the appearance of the third number, Gastou completes his admirable discussion of the value and limitations of the physician's laboratory. As Gastou has previously pointed out, the general worker should not only be in a position to perform a large portion of his own laboratory work but, especially, must also have sufficient knowledge of theory and technic to enable him properly to interpret the findings of others. The proper fittings and equipment as well as the more important methods to be used have been the points taken up in this little manual. This number deals, in a clear and concise manner, with the chemical and microscopic examination of the urine; study of colloids and crystalloids; investigation of normal and pathologic secretions and excretions; examination of feces; methods of histology and pathology, and serodiagnosis, especially as applied to the study of agglutination and complement fixation. It is not to be

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