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Clinical Chemistry

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BOOK REVIEWS CLINICAL CHEMISTRY. Principles and Technics. By Richard J. Henry. New York, Hoeber, 1964. xxiv, 1128 pp. $24.50. Henry has written an excellent 1200 page book on the technical aspects of clinical chemistry. Of these pages, 18 are devoted to the bibliography and 22 to the index. An attempt was made (with some degree of success) to describe principles as well as technics. Included are many useful pieces of information regarding selection of methods, notes and details required for successful performance, sources of error, limits and accuracy, and normal values. This information is flavored with Henry's personal exper- ience. The book provides more necessary information on technical matters than similar books in the field, has a wide scope, is more up to date, and concerns itself with new trends in clinical chemistry. Minor criticisms such as use of the nonword "quantitation," paying most attention to methods used or published from Dr. Henry's laboratories (BioScience) and varying degrees of emphasis of certain topics are hardly worth mentioning. Clinical chemists, pathologists, research workers, technologists, veterinarians and others who measure compounds or wish to understand analytical measurements in tissues and biological fluids of man or other living things should have ready access to this book. DAVID SELIGSON BOOKS RECEIVED FOR REVIEW Books received are acknowledged in this department, and such acknowl- edgment must be regarded as a sufficient return for the courtesy of the sender. Selections will be made for review in the interests of our readers and as space permits. Aetiology of Diabetes Mellitus and Its Complications. Ciba Foundation Colloquia on Endocrinology Volume 15. Edited by Margaret P. Cameron and Maeve O'Connor. Boston, Little, Brown and Company, 1964. xiv, 405 pp. $12.50. What Modern Catholics Think About Birth Control. Edited by William Birmingham. New York, The New American Library of World Literature, Inc., 1964. 256 pp. Paperbound $.75. Newcastle Disea

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