A most complete review of chemical changes in the blood in disease has been presented in a series of articles published in The Journal of Laboratory and Clinical Medicine by Victor C. Myers.1 These articles sum up the present knowledge concerning this most interesting phase of diagnostic and prognostic medicine.
Blood chemistry, as the term is now used, is practically the result of the investigations of American research workers,2 unaided by the work of any foreign observer, and consequently we can be justly proud of the benefits derived from these investigations. Folin, Benedict, Myers and Van Slyke have been the forerunners in this work, and it is because of their labors that something really new and of practical importance in the every-day practice of medicine has been evolved. As not infrequently happens, a research work intended to be of benefit chiefly to medical practice, has, I believe, proved
VAUGHAN JW, MORSE PF. BLOOD NITROGEN ESTIMATIONS IN GENITO-URINARY AND ABDOMINAL CONDITIONS. Arch Surg. 1921;3(2):405–424. doi:10.1001/archsurg.1921.01110080163007
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