The emergence of clinical pathology as an important discipline in modern medicine undoubtedly prompted the appearance of this soft-cover textbook as a resource for study and review by practicing physicians, physicians in graduate medical education, and medical students. The need for such a comprehensive but concise text is recognized.
As a practicing pathologist and medical school instructor, Dr. Ravel has succeeded in embracing all facets of clinical pathology in this brief text. It includes hematology, bacteriology, parasitology, serology, medical chemistry, microscopy (urinalysis- and renal function), and immunohematology. Indeed, this small volume is packed with important information embracing salient aspects of