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Clinical Diagnosis by Laboratory Examinations

Joseph I. Routh, Ph.D.
Arch Intern Med. 1962;109(3):370-371. doi:10.1001/archinte.1962.03620150120021.
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This edition represents a revision of Part I of the second edition entitled, "The Clinical Interpretations of Laboratory Examinations." By using smaller margins and smaller type in the tables, the words per page have been increased producing a text of 529 pages versus 635 pages in Part I of the second edition. No mention is made of the reason for the omission of Part II, "The Practical Applications of Laboratory Examinations in Clinical Diagnosis" or Part III, "Technique of Laboratory Examinations." Friends of the previous editions may deplore this omission.

The major emphasis in this edition is on the clinical interpretation of laboratory examinations. The material from this section of the Second edition has been brought up to date and rearranged under an improved chapter heading system. Text or outline type diagnostic and summary tables are used liberally throughout the book. Their somewhat overenthusiastic use has resulted in a table


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