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July 1932

Quantitative Clinical Chemistry.

Arch Intern Med (Chic). 1932;50(1):168-169. doi:10.1001/archinte.1932.00150140175014

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This volume represents the results of an exhaustive study and compilation of the numerous studies on chemical composition of the blood and urine and the interpretation of the values from the general biochemical, physiologic and clinical points of view. It is an excellent treatment of an involved subject that is in a continuous state of flux. In fact, some of the methods on which certain values of the chemical composition of the blood are based are so nonspecific and frequently so inaccurate that when interpretations are made these limitations should be emphasized. Unfortunately such methods are changed so frequently by various workers that even an empiric comparison of the results from various laboratories cannot be made without some reservations or assumptions. The book obviously is written so that it should be of interest and value to the alert clinician as well as to his academic colleague. In each of the

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