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Progress in Medical Laboratory Technique-4

John C. Smith II, MD
JAMA. 1968;205(10):707. doi:10.1001/jama.1968.03140360067032.
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This new volume on medical laboratory technique is written and published in Great Britain. There are several pages of refreshingly lowpressure advertising in the front that presumably defray some of the purchase price. Rather than a definitive work on any of its subjects, it is a series of 12 articles written by technologists who seem well versed in their subject. This volume and some of the previous ones lean more heavily toward anatomical pathology and histology than one might expect from such a title published in this country.

The present volume deals with paraffin techniques, histochemistry of anaerobic dehydrogenases, fungus staining, chromosome studies, and asbestosis studies. Bacteriology is also rather heavily represented with articles on gram-negative rods, newer antibiotics, and fluorescent antibody techniques. The remaining articles are on serology and platelet counting, leaving clinical chemistry surprisingly ignored. The individual articles, however, are well organized and some contain interesting sidelights such

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