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January 18, 1965

Recent Advances in Clinical Pathology. Series IV

JAMA. 1965;191(3):255-256. doi:10.1001/jama.1965.03080030099027

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The first series was published in 1947, the second in 1951, and the third in 1960. Dr. Dyke defines clinical pathology "as that field of medical activity covering the application, through the instrumentality of the hospital laboratory, of its basic sciences to the clinical practice of medicine both in the diagnosis and in the treatment of disease." In keeping with this definition, clinical pathology includes not only bacteriology, chemical pathology, hematology, and immunology, but also anatomic pathology.

Twenty-nine authors have contributed 25 chapters, dealing with anonymous mycobacteria, the Proteus-Providence group, tissue cultures in the diagnosis of respiratory virus infections, chemotherapy, sterilization, isoenzymes, inherited enzyme abnormalities, adrenal cortical and thyroid function tests, penicillamine therapy, hemoglobinopathies, plasma protein synthesis, fibrinolysis, hemolytic disease of the newborn, melanoma of the skin, bone biopsy, examination of the congenitally malformed heart and of the conduction system, and the neonatal pulmonary diseases.

A sign of changing trends

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