This splendid textbook is an outgrowth of an outline which has been used for years in teaching laboratory diagnosis at the University of Oregon Medical School. The subject matter has been divided into two natural divisions: Part 1 is a consideration of that body of knowledge which the practitioner must have available at the bedside of the patient. Part 2 is a consideration of the knowledge necessary for use in the laboratory.
The subject matter has been correlated by systems for practical purposes and to stimulate interest and to permit the person interested either in technic or in interpretation to study as a connected whole the phase of the subject that is of greater interest at the moment.
At the beginning of each chapter in part 1, there is a brief résumé of the essential anatomy, physiology, biochemistry and pathology of the system under discussion. Source references are given in