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May 1932

A Manual of Clinical Laboratory Methods.

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By C. L. Cummer. Third revised edition. Cloth. Price, $6.75. Pp. 585, with 173 engravings and 12 plates. Philadelphia: Lea & Febiger, 1931.

Arch Intern Med (Chic). 1932;49(5):877. doi:10.1001/archinte.1932.00150120167015

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This third revised edition of Cummer's manual deserves to meet the kindly reception given his original and second publications. Those were considered excellent guides for clinical laboratory procedures and texts in courses of laboratory technic. The new edition, with its expanded section on the Kahn reaction, the new section on Kline's reaction, as well as addenda or revisions to various other chapters, contains important additions. The twelve chapters deal with the usual technic for examining the blood, the morphology of its formed elements and their variations; the changes of the blood with the anemias and leukemias; the animal parasites and bacteriology of the blood; the immune reactions; the examinations of the chemical constituents of the blood; the procedures for the routine examination of the urine and renal function; the examination of the gastric and duodenal contents; the examination of feces, the changes in certain diseases and animal parasitism; the technic

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