Four Centuries of Clinical Chemistry

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CRC Press, Aug 19, 1999 - Science - 580 pages
The origin and early years of any rapidly changing scientific discipline runs the risk of being forgotten unless a record of its past is preserved. In this, the first book-length history of clinical chemistry, those involved or interested in the field will read about who and what went before them and how the profession came to its present state of clinical importance. The narrative reconstructs the origins of clinical chemistry in the seventeenth century and traces its often obscure path of development in the shadow of organic chemistry, physiology and biochemistry until it assumes its own identity at the beginning of the twentieth century. The chronological development of the story reveals the varied roots from which modern clinical chemistry arose.
 

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Contents

Introduction Robert Boyle Color Test and Chemical
23
Introduction Urinary Calculi and Discovery of Uric Acid
37
Introduction Protein and Food Shortage Analysis of
55
Introduction Library Medicine Bedside Medicine and the
77
Stigma of Dissection The Stethoscope and the Changing
84
Medicine Body Fluids and the Examination of Blood
91
Textbooks on Urine and Blood Analysis 18631899
131
Cholera Acidosis and FluidElectrolyte Therapy in 1832
151
Early Development and Use of the Microscope Clinical
215
Introduction to Physiological Chemistry Chittenden and
245
the Sheffield Scientific School Societies Journals
255
Introduction The Flexner Report and Medical School
269
Introduction Benedicts Reagent for Urine Glucose
319
Introduction Color Reactions Reaction
377
Introduction The Catalytic Force Ferments
395
Introduction Classical Separation of Albumin
417

Cholera Returns The Early History of Polyuria
163
Van Slykes Apparatus for Measuring Bicarbonate
169
Respiration and Combustion Early Studies on Blood
185
Gases HoppeSeyler Isolates Hemoglobin Physiological
191
Electrode Sørensen pH and Buffers Henderson
204
Victor Myers and the New York PostGraduate Medical
443
Pitfalls of Publication Dangers of Laboratory Diagnosis
503
Bibliography
519
Index
533
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