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This manual is compact, printed in clear type and designed primarily for the biochemical technician. It is essentially a book on technic with explicit directions arranged in orderly sequence under bold informative captions.
There is a preliminary chapter containing general information pertaining to chemical analyses, with instructions for the preparation of standard solutions and indicators. The author of and the reference to each test precede the technical details, as well as brief explanations of the chemical basis involved. The choice of methods is satisfactory and in accord with the best up-to-date practice. Several standard procedures are given for some of the more common chemical blood tests.
Toxicologic methods include determinations of arsenic, lead, mercury and barbiturates. Bromide estimations in the blood have not been included in this chapter. Methods for the determination of sulfanilamide levels in the blood and urine are given.
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