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For the internist occasionally consulted on a pediatric problem, a single source of normal values for blood chemical concentrations, for renal, metabolic, and endocrine function tests, body composition, and similar variables can be a great convenience. These 2 handbooks, published especially for pediatricians and clinical pathologists and for students and house officers in pediatrics, respectively, are sources of this kind.
"Diagnostic Tests," the longer and more expensive of the 2, offers a wider variety of data as well as specific details for chemical analyses. Each chapter includes an extensive bibliography. Inasmuch as this book is the work of one author,
Diagnostic Tests in Infants and Children.Pediatric Methods and Standards.. Ann Intern Med. 1963;58:563–564. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-58-3-563_3
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