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The Laboratory Service in Civilian Hospitals

Ann Intern Med. 1927;1(6):429-434. doi:10.7326/0003-4819-1-6-429
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PART I: As indicated by the title, this paper will deal with conditions obtaining in civilian hospitals for the physically ill, where they concern the laboratory service, though much that will be said might have application to the military service and to the service of mental hospitals.Comparing the major services of a hospital—medical, surgical and laboratory,—we find a similarity which is useful for our purposes. Each major service has its acute cases, which demand short-time, intensive attention and its subacute or chronic cases, which demand prolonged, extensive attention.In the first type of case, the physician or the surgeon




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