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July 1941

Manual of Clinical Chemistry.

Arch Otolaryngol. 1941;34(1):207. doi:10.1001/archotol.1941.00660040217025

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This manual represents the efforts of the author to describe in the smallest possible space the important tests and determinations of the chemical constituents of the body fluids, secretions and excretions. She has succeeded well in her purpose.

One method for each contingency is given. The method selected for any given determination is the one which is used most frequently in the hospital laboratory or which has come by common usage to be preferred by clinical chemists. It also is the simplest as well as the most economical. The bibliography is clearly indicated at the head of each method outlined. The text is further enhanced by two indexes, one a subject index, the other an author index.

The chapters discuss blood analysis, chemotherapy, urine, cerebrospinal fluid, feces, toxicologic tests, gastric analysis, function tests, sex hormones, vitamins and other subjects.

All procedures are clearly described with such simplicity that, after a

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