The many recent advances in laboratory medicine make this a timely and worthwhile addition to any medical library. The material is presented in a clear, concise manner, with frequent use of the outline form and tables, which makes the desired information easy to find. However, clarity and subject matter are not sacrificed to gain brevity.
The pediatrician will find of special interest the chapters on The Kidneys, Hematology, Immunology and Serology, Cerebrospinal Fluid, General Bacteriology, Skin Tests, Laboratory Methods in Pediatric Procedures, Legal Medicine and Toxicology, as well as many others.
The author's objective to present to the medical student, intern, the resident physician, and the practicing physician, as well as the medical technologist, a suitable review of clinical laboratory diagnosis sufficient to meet their general needs is well met in this fifth edition.