This is a timely book on the subject of colloid reactions of the spinal fluid. It includes theoretical discussions as well as technical and clinical interpretations of data.
The author begins with a discussion of the material used in the colloid test of the spinal fluid, and emphasizes the importance of absolutely clean glassware and the use of standardized substances. There is a detailed technical description of the gold reaction, the Mastix reaction, the parraffin reaction and several other tests. The descriptions are not only set forth in detail, but are compared with the other colloid reactions of the spinal fluid. The author emphasizes the relationship of the individual tests with various pathologic conditions of the brain and spinal cord, and mentions the various colloid reactions obtained by the different methods as applied to disease conditions of these organs. There is also a discussion dealing with those technical methods not