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Described on the flyleaf as an "indispensable handbook for general practitioners and medical students" (among others), this compendium of laboratory methods is in fact not designed for the practitioner and could profit from a stronger editorial hand. The chapters are nonetheless authoritative, and the contributors are an agreeable sampling of European and U.S. investigators. A chapter on the statistics of parallel-line assays is a plus. Interestingly, the editors have chosen to include several bioassay methods gonadotrophins, ACTH).
The inclusion of multiple methods for the same hormone—for example, plasma testosterone measurements are described in four separate chapters dealing with radioimmunoassay, competitive
Methods of Hormone Analysis.. Ann Intern Med. ;85:271–272. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-85-2-271_3
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1976;85(2):271-272.
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