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August 7, 1948

A Survey of Diagnostic Agents

JAMA. 1948;137(15):1343. doi:10.1001/jama.1948.02890490071029

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The contents of this little booklet have been assembled chiefly from material published in the Pharmaceutical Journal of Great Britain. The author states that the purpose of this book is to provide in permanent form information required by pharmacists studying for the diploma in biochemical analysis and for postexamination use when they are called on to prepare the diagnostic reagents described. In concise form many diagnostic methods now commonly used in medical practice are minutely described. The exact ingredients and the manner of performing the tests are also disclosed. Many of the procedures are among those routinely ordered by physicians for certain conditions so as to establish or confirm a diagnosis. This book, of pocket size, is suitable for rendering valuable service to the practicing physician as well as to the pharmacist. There is an index for convenience.