Diagnosing Diseases

Not all diseases manifest clearly recognizable physical symptoms, or by the time the symptoms are visible, it may be too late to successfully treat the illness. Early and accurate diagnosis of disease is essential to saving lives, and chemistry has played an important role in the historical development of diagnostic testing.

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Stories from the Field

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