Landmark Papers in Clinical Chemistry

Landmark Papers in Clinical Chemistry

1st Edition - November 15, 2005

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  • Editor: Richard M. Rocco
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080458946
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780444519504

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This is the first major review of the developments in clinical laboratory science in the 20th century presented in the words of the original inventors and discoverers. Introductory comments by the editor help place the works within the historical context.Landmark Papers addresses:*The origin of the home pregnancy test available today in every drugstore*The woman who invented a billion dollar technology, refused to patent it and went on to win a Nobel Prize*The scientists who worked on the US Government’s crash program at the start of WWII to find a substitute for the malaria drug quinine*The blood test used to monitor the effectiveness of cholesterol lowering drugs that today are taken by over 20 million patients*The graduate student who invented a technology for testing for infectious diseases, took it to Africa to screen people for malaria for the first time and which is now used to test for HIV infection world-wide*The invention of molecular diagnostics by Linus Pauling and the road to individualized medicine*The development of the glucose meter used by diabetics up to six times a day to monitor their metabolic control

Key Features

*First book of this kind dedicated to clinical chemistry
*Thirty-nine articles that have shaped the field today
*A survey of the major developments in the field clinical chemistry in the 20th century


Students and workers in the clinical laboratory field; Teachers in the clinical laboratory field; Clinical Chemists; Clinical Pathologists; Medical Laboratory Technologists; Industries that have commercialized the technologies (i.e., Abbott, Beckman, Pharmacia, etc...)

Table of Contents

  • Preface
    RIA (Radioimmunoassay)
    1. Yalow, R.S., Berson, S.A. (1960: Assay of plasma insulin in man.
    FPIA (Fluorescence Polarization Immunoassay)
    2. Dandliker, W.B., Feigen, G.A. (1961): Quantification of the antigen-antibody reaction by the polarization of fluorescence.
    CPB (Competitive Protein Binding)
    3. Murphy, B.E.P., Pattee, C.J. (1964): Determination of thyroxine utilizing the property of protein-binding.
    ELISA (Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assay)
    4. Engvall, E., Perlmann, P. (1972): Enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay, ELISA. III.
    EMITä (Enzyme Immunoassay Technique)
    5. Rubenstein, K.E., Schneider, R. S., Ullman, E.F. (1972): "Homogeneous" enzyme immunoassay.

    6. Wuth, O. (1927): Rational bromide treatment.
    7. Bratton, A.C., Marshall, E.K., Jr., (1939): A New Coupling Component for Sulfanilamide Determination.
    Quinine and Quinidine
    8. Brodie, B.B., Udenfriend, S. (1943): The estimation of quinine in human plasma with a note on the estimation of quinidine.
    9. Smith, T.W., Butler, V.P., Haber, E. (1969): Determination of therapeutic and toxic serum digoxin concentrations by radioimmunoassay.
    10. Thompson, R.D., Nagasawa, H.T., Jenne, J.W. (1974): Determination of theophylline and its metabolites in human urine and serum by high-pressure liquid chromatography.

    ALP (Alkaline Phosphatase, EC
    11. Bessey, O.A., Lowry, O.H., Brock, M.J. (1946): A method for the rapid determination of alkaline phosphatase with five cubic millimeters of serum.
    AST (Aspartate Aminotransferase, EC
    12. Karmen, A., Wroblewski, F., LaDue, J.S. (1955): Transaminase activity in human blood.
    CK (Creatine Kinase, EC
    13. Mercer, D.W. (1974): Separation of tissue and serum creatine kinase isoenzymes by ion-exchange column chromatography.

    Colorimetric Analysis with the Duboscq
    14. Folin, O., Wu, H. (1919): A system of blood analysis.
    Blood Gases by Manometer
    15. Van Slyke, D.D. (1924): The determination of gases in blood and other solutions by vacuum extraction and manometric measurement. I.
    Bilirubin, Total and Direct With the Filter Photometer
    16. Malloy, H.T., Evelyn, K.A. (1937): The determination of bilirubin with the photometric colorimeter.
    Proteins by the Biuret Reaction
    17. Gornall, A. G., Bardawill, C. J., David, M. M. (1949): Determination of serum proteins by means of the Biuret reaction.
    Methods for Pediatric and Neonatal Samples
    18. Natelson, S. (1951): Routine use of ultramicro methods in the clinical laboratory.
    Enzymatic Glucose
    19. Huggett, A.S., Nixon, D.A. (1957): Use of glucose oxidase, peroxidase, and o-dianisidine in determination of blood and urinary glucose.
    HCG (Human Chorionic Gonadotropin) by Immunoassay
    20. Wide, L., Gemzell, C.A. (1960): An immunological pregnancy test.
    Hemoglobin A1c
    21. Rahbar, S. (1968): An Abnormal Hemoglobin in Red Cells of Diabetics.
    LDL (Low Density Lipoprotein) Cholesterol by Calculation
    22. Friedewald, W.T., Levy, R.I., Fredrickson, D.S. (1972): Estimation of the concentration of low-density lipoprotein cholesterol in plasma, without use of the preparative ultracentrifuge.

    Paper Electrophoresis
    23. Durrum, E.L. (1950): A microelectrophoretic and microionophoretic technique.
    Automated Analyzer
    24. Skeggs, L.T. (1957): An automatic method for colorimetric analysis.
    Enzymatic Glucose, Dry Reagents on Pads
    25. Free, A.H., Adams, E.C., Kercher, M.L., Free, H. M., Cook, M. H., (1957): Simple Specific Test for Urine Glucose.
    Blood Gas Elelctrodes
    26. Severinghaus, J., Bradley, A.F. (1958): Electrodes for blood pO2 and pCO2 determination.
    Specific Ion Electrodes
    27. Friedman, S.M., Nakashima, M. (1961): Single sample analysis with the sodium electrode.
    Centrifugal Analyzer
    28. Anderson, N.G. (1969): Analytical techniques for cell fractions. XII. A multiple-cuvet rotor for a new microanalytical system.
    Immunoassays on Membranes
    29. Glad, C., Grubb, A.O. (1978): Immunocapillary migration- A new method for immunochemical quantitation.
    Western Blots
    30. Towbin, H., Stachelin, T., Gordon, J. (1979): Electrophoretic transfer of proteins from polyacrylamide gels to nitrocellulose sheets: Procedure and some applications.
    Capillary Electrophoresis (CE)
    31. Jorgenson, J.W., Lukacs, K. DeA. (1981): Zone electrophoresis in open-tubular glass capillaries.

    Quality Control Charts
    32. Levey, S., Jennings, E.R. (1950): The Use of Control Charts in the Clinical Laboratory.
    Interferences in Analytical Accuracy
    33. Caraway, W. (1962): Chemical and Diagnostic Specificity of Laboratory Tests.
    Predictive Value Theory
    34. Vecchio, T.J. (1966): Predictive value of a single diagnostic test in unselected populations.
    Standards and Calibrators
    35. Radin, N. (1967): What is a standard?
    Test Kits
    36. Barnett, R.N., Cash, A.D., Junghams, S.P. (1968): Performance of "kits" used for clinical chemical analysis of cholesterol.

    Biochemical Genetics
    37. Pauling, L., Itano, H.A., Singer, S.J., Wells., I.C. (1949): Sickle cell anemia, a molecular disease.
    Nucleic Acid Probes
    38. Hyypia, T., Jalava, A., Larsen, S.H., Terho, P., Hukkanene, V. (1985): Detection of Chlamydia trachomatis in clinical specimens by nucleic acid spot hybridization.
    39. Maskos, U., Southern, E.M. (1992): Oligonucleotide hybridizations on glass supports: A novel linker for oligonucleotide synthesis and hybridization properties of oligonucleotide synthesized in situ.

    Author Index
    Subject Index

Product details

  • No. of pages: 522
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Elsevier Science 2005
  • Published: November 15, 2005
  • Imprint: Elsevier Science
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080458946
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780444519504

About the Editor

Richard M. Rocco

Following a 25-year career in clinical chemistry, R M Rocco currently teaches graduate courses in the biomedical laboratory sciences at San Francisco State University. Landmark Papers grew out of a graduate seminar in landmark papers in biotechnology. Dr Rocco has extensive experience in directing pharmaceutical and clinical chemistry research and development groups.

Affiliations and Expertise

Department of Biology, San Francisco State University, California, USA

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