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Laboratory Aids in Endocrine Diagnosis

JAMA. 1954;156(2):206. doi:10.1001/jama.1954.02950020112032.
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This monograph covers both routine and special clinical laboratory procedures that may be helpful in the diagnosis of endocrine diseases. The tests include pertinent chemical analyses of the blood and urine, reactions to clinical reagents or drugs, the use of devices, such as for basal metabolism and x-ray, and pathological techniques for the study of stained smears and biopsy specimens. A final chapter provides an index to those tests that are considered important, occasionally helpful, or of incidental interest. No general index is provided, but the smallness of the book makes this deficiency relatively unimportant. The table of contents at the beginning is sufficiently detailed to permit ready access to the main text. Details of laboratory procedures for routine analyses and for roentgen techniques are omitted. Some of the information provided can be found in texts that cover the general subject of clinical diagnosis by laboratory methods. In some instances

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