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May 29, 1915

Urinary Analysis and Diagnosis by Microscopical and Chemical Examination.

JAMA. 1915;LXIV(22):1869. doi:10.1001/jama.1915.02570480065034

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In the present revision, "the aim has again been to increase and improve the first part on chemical examination and to incorporate in it all the simpler methods and tests which have proven of value." With few exceptions the more complicated tests have been omitted. As in the former editions, special emphasis is laid on the microscopic examination and its importance in diagnosis. While there is no question that a careful study of the urinary epithelia may often lead to presumptive, and occasionally to an absolute differential diagnosis, it seems likely that Heitzmann has taken too radical a position regarding the importance of the epithelia in diagnosis. The sections dealing with these points are especially complete and worthy of careful attention by the reader. This well-known book, while not so complete as could be desired with reference to the chemical examination of the urine, is, nevertheless, adequate for all who

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