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The present volume is a survey of general clinical chemistry. A significant portion of the book is devoted to simple equipment which can be made by anybody versed in laboratory work. Unfortunately, the description is limited to items available in England, and American readers would have to make some more or less ingenious substitutions.
The scope of the methods discussed is very much the same as that found in standard American texts, and, in fact, some of the analytical procedures described by Harrison have been superseded in this country by methods which are either more exact or simpler to perform. One very interesting chapter discusses the problem of pigmentation and the detection of certain substances. This topic ordinarily is passed over in American laboratory handbooks.
Except for interest and curiousity about the activities of our English colleagues, there is little reason to prefer this volume over such standard sources as
Dryer RL. Chemical Methods in Clinical Medicine. AMA Arch Intern Med. 1958;102(1):166. doi:https://doi.org/10.1001/archinte.1958.00260190168026
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