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December 1962

Clinical Pathology: Application and IInterppretation

Arch Intern Med. 1962;110(6):929. doi:10.1001/archinte.1962.03620240111034

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There is a recurrent lack of integration between the clinical laboratory and clinical medicine. This is due mostly to a lapse of time between the introduction of new clinical pathology methods and procedures and their general acceptance or rejection after proper critical and practical evaluation. The book of Dr. Wells is directed towards filling this gap. The presentation is directed to the clinician consists of a brief description of most of the commonly employed laboratory procedures, evaluation of the results, and a guide to interpretation. Most valuable is the arrangement of tests likely to be useful acac-g to specific disease; this greatly facilitates ctatesn by the clinician. The presentation is clear, and the goal as outlined by the author is generally achieved. An chie cyclopedic effort of this type requires, naturally, some degree of simplification. This is noted mostly in the basic scientific scientific infor- information might be readily corrected

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