An Introduction to Blood Group Serology

1964 American Journal of the Medical Sciences  
This small book (117 pages), which has an extensive bibliography, aims at reducing urinary tract bacteriology from a socalled complex clinical laboratory procedure to a simple office tool. In the first part, which deals with the collection of specimens, there is much good sense but, after a brief account of quantitative urine culture, it is very surprising to read 'Catheterized specimens should be examined from any female patient who has a positive midstream urinalysis or midstream urine
more » ... stream urine culture in order to verify that the abnormal elements are coming from the urinary tract and not the urethra or genital tract'. The remainder of the book leaves much to be desired and in so doing emphasizes the need for clinical bacteriology to be under the direction of well trained medically qualified bacteriologists.
doi:10.1097/00000441-196401000-00044 fatcat:hgm5cbrzffaivlcnv5jxrjxtmu