Tracing our roots: the beginnings of a profession
Clinical laboratory science : journal of the American Society for Medical Technology
OBJECTIVE: To examine the role of the American Society of Clinical Pathology and the Board of Registry in shaping the field of clinical laboratory science during its formative years. DESIGN: A survey of literature on the history of clinical laboratory science was conducted. References consulted include various books and professional journals. CONCLUSION: The Board of Registry played a significant role in the early development of clinical laboratory science. The Board established standards of competence for entry-level practitioners and a mechanism for assessing competence and developed an accreditation process for educational programs.
Kotlarz, Virginia R., "Tracing our roots: the beginnings of a profession" (1998). Articles & Book Chapters. 422.