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March 1929

Laboratory Diagnosis and Experimental Methods in Tuberculosis.

Arch Intern Med (Chic). 1929;43(3):426. doi:10.1001/archinte.1929.00130260129013

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In this book, according to the preface, an attempt is made to describe the more important methods of laboratory diagnosis of tuberculosis and to consider some of the more significant procedures and principles involved in the experimental study of the disease.

The organization of the book is strikingly good and makes the work an invaluable and most accessible aid to the laboratory worker. Part 1 deals with general considerations of the fluids and excreta of the body. In part 2 the various becteriologic methods of diagnosis are concisely and clearly described. The following sections give the methods of diagnosis by tuberculin and by serologic methods. Lastly, there are descriptions of methods for producing and studying the disease in animals and discussions of the technic of tissue culture and histologic technic for handling tissues. At the end of the book there is even a list of the equipment needed for a

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