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Clinical Interpretation of Laboratory Tests.

Rex D. Couch, MD
Arch Intern Med. 1965;115(1):113. doi:10.1001/archinte.1965.03860130115035.
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This fifth edition of Dr. Goodale's book is written "for physicians, medical students, and technologists." The first of the two parts of the book are oriented along traditional lines of clinical pathology, eg, hematology, clinical chemistry, etc. In spite of the author's avowed attempt to concentrate upon the practical, there is an obvious attempt to refer at least once to everything, preferably in some sort of listing. The result is a series of short paragraphs with numerous headings and subheadings. Many of the tables and charts utilized to save space are based upon references that are classical mostly by virtue of old age. Many of these classical concepts are either outdated or have actually been replaced by more recent work. Incidentally, all six of the color plates are artist's drawings of blood cells which seem spectacularly unimpressive since the appearance of the Sandoz Atlas of Hematology more than ten years


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