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June 1932

Approved Laboratory Technic.

Arch Intern Med (Chic). 1932;49(6):1099. doi:10.1001/archinte.1932.00150130222024

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This volume was prepared by the authors for the American Society of Clinical Pathologists. It includes instructions for the examinations of the blood, urine, gastric secretions, exudates and tissue fluids; helpful suggestions for the care and housing of the usual laboratory animals; recipes for mediums, stains and reagent solutions; procedures for bacteriologic technic and the identification of the common pathogenic bacteria and molds; methods for milk and water analyses; technic for the complement fixation and precipitation tests for syphilis; directions for quantitative analyses of the blood and urine; information needed in determining basal metabolism; instructions for preparing sections of tissues; and outlines for certain toxicologic examinations and tests for pregnancy. These directions are adequate, and the tests described include those generally demanded of a large hospital or commercial clinical laboratory. There are no instructions for postmortem technic and other procedures in the morgue. This is anomalous, since clinical pathologists are

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