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March 1960

A Laboratory Manual of Chemical Pathology

AMA Arch Derm. 1960;81(3):498. doi:10.1001/archderm.1960.03730030156030

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It is a pleasure to review a book which is concise and understandable. This is an account of proved methods used in the Department of Chemical Pathology, St. Thomas's Hospital Medical School, London, punctuated by selected pertinent references. General information about colorimetry, flame photometry, paper chromatography, preparation of standard solutions, and other basic laboratory features precede the section on methodology. The techniques of 73 laboratory procedures are outlined after the principles and reagents are discussed briefly. Calculations of results and their reporting complete each explanation. The results and their clinical significance are not mentioned, making the manual primarily of value to those intimately connected with the performance of laboratory procedures.

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