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Since World War II the practicing physician has been exposed to an onslaught of new diagnostic tests in the field of rheumatology, many purporting to bring some order in this area of overlapping, mimicking diseases. In order to digest these offerings he has been pressed to extend his working knowledge in immunology, immunochemistry, enzymology, histopathology, hematology, collagen metabolism, and, most recently, crystallography. In selecting diagnostic tests the clinican may find himself driven largely by the fads of the moment. In performing these tests the overextended clinical pathologist is troubled by lack of standardization in methodology. This book successfully rises to
Laboratory Diagnostic Procedures in the Rheumatic Diseases.. Ann Intern Med. ;67:1125–1126. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-67-5-1125_2
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1967;67(5):1125-1126.
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