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Any fourth year student in the top third of his class could have advised the publishers of this text to save their money and return the manuscript to the author. The most casual look falls again and again on statements incomprehensible, fuzzy, or downright wrong. Would even the third year student own up to "the pH of the blood never becomes acid in disease conditions, except occasionally in diabetic coma when it may reach 6.8" (p. 93), or to "chlorides occur chiefly in the plasma in the form of sodium chloride" (p. 95)? What is the value of a list
Clinical Interpretation of Laboratory Tests.. Ann Intern Med. ;61:822–823. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-61-4-822_3
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1964;61(4):822-823.
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