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Clinical Pathology in the Elderly: A Textbook of Laboratory Interpretations

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By Rochman Hyman. . 222 pages. Karger Publishing; , Basel: , 1988.. $59.50.

Ann Intern Med. 1988;109(10):847-848. doi:10.7326/0003-4819-109-10-847_4
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Americans are growing older, and the health care of the elderly is of increasing concern. This book will help all of us, not just geriatricians, familiarize ourselves with the special problems of the elderly. The authors discuss laboratory medicine in the context of clinical problem solving, which is the way it should be; the SI units are included with conventional units throughout the text; and extensive references are available at the end of each chapter.

The contents address all the common analytes, such as the complete blood count, serum glucose, urea nitrogen, electrolytes, and enzymes, as well as special tests,


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