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Re: [IP] Re: Question for Veterans

In a message dated 9/6/02 5:08:00 PM Pacific Daylight Time, 
email @ redacted writes:

> >Was it Benedict's solution? That predated the Clinitest with the 
> convenience
> >of a tablet. I did not use that but I bet Roger Campbell and/or Tom 
> Beatson
> >did. I'll also *wager* that if that doc is alive today he doesn't believe 
> in
> >pumping. (~_^)
> Linda's description sounds like a combination of two separate tests from my
> experience. I used Benedict's solution with several drops of urine in a 
> test
> tube that was heated for several minutes on the kitchen gas stove (or in a
> lab with a Bunsen burner). Then there was a test kit (Sheftel?) in which a
> tablet was added to a mixture of urine and water in a test tube and heated
> by burning another (different) tablet under the test tube.
> When Linda says that her doctor did not believe in Clinitest, it sounds 
> like
> he thought the older test was more accurate, as though accuracy made a
> difference!
> Tom Beatson
> dx 12/1942, 506 1995, 508 2000

Jan I agree with Tom I can remember my mother cooking my urine on the gas 
stove. You must remember I was only 2 1/2 in 47. I did do the clinitest until 
I was able to avoid my Mothers watchful eye. I recall watching the tablet 
fizz up in the bowl! I do remember the Korean War ,and I like IKE!
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