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The format and depth of the latest edition of Gradwohl's encyclopedic reference for laboratory medicine's general practitioners is similar to the sixth edition. The sections on microbiology, clinical chemistry, hematology, serology, and blood groups have been updated; for example, they contain discussions of automated and quality control procedures. Special topics have been condensed or eliminated and in vivo methods (basal metabolism, electrocardiography, skin tests) have been abbreviated or integrated into other sections.
The general considerations of microscopy, units of measurement, solutions, and the analytical balance are too brief to be of real value; if the subjects cannot be given deserved
Gradwohl's Clinical Laboratory Methods and Diagnosis. A Textbook on Laboratory Procedures and Their Interpretation.. Ann Intern Med. 1971;75:149–150. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-75-1-149_2
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