LEMUEL C. MCGEE, PH.D., M.D., F.A.C.P.; J. E. MARTIN JR., M.D.
The improvements in biochemical methods have given great impetus to the use of the clinical laboratory by physicians. Procedures which were originally interesting laboratory confirmations of diagnostic impressions of an alert physician at the patient's bedside, later became routine studies on hospital patients. The precepts of pioneers in the use of laboratory tests have led to the increasing application of such procedures in accepted medical practice. It seems logical to utilize all possible aids in obscure and chronic disease, particularly for their benefit in preventive medicine.
As the biochemist strives to devise methods for the measuring of physiologic function in
MCGEE LC, MARTIN JE. LIMITATIONS OF RENAL FUNCTION DETERMINATION1. Ann Intern Med. 1940;13:1626–1637. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-13-9-1626
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1940;13(9):1626-1637.
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