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May 1955

A Curriculum for Schools of Medical Technology.

AMA Arch Intern Med. 1955;95(5):762. doi:10.1001/archinte.1955.00250110132019

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This curriculum is intended for a guide in the training of medical technologists in schools approved by the American Medical Association and the American Society of Clinical Pathologists. The third edition is based on the same principles as the earlier editions but has taken into consideration the tremendous expansion of laboratory work during the ten years since the last edition.

The various chapters are devoted to the main subjects of clinical pathology: urinalysis and clinical microscopy, basal metabolism, electrocardiography, hematology, histologic technique, blood bank procedures, clinical chemistry, bacteriology, parasitology, and serology. There is a general discussion of the various methods with required reading assignments and recommended collateral reading. The book is not a laboratory manual, but valuable general information is included.

Additional chapters deal with emergency tests, laboratory records and reports, examinations, and audiovisual teaching aids. Appendices give outlines for evaluation of the student and sample records for the course.

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