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September 1, 1923

Haematology in General Practice.

JAMA. 1923;81(9):774-775. doi:10.1001/jama.1923.02650090072040

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This is intended as a guide to the general practitioner who is anxious to utilize the light which a rough examination of a stained blood-film may throw on the diagnosis and prognosis of certain diseases. As the author points out, the busy practitioner rarely examines the blood himself, but sends the specimen to a laboratory for diagnosis. This is often unnecessary, as a little time spent by the physician may enable him to arrive at his conclusions at the bedside, and thus facilitate his treatment of the case. The work is divided into sixteen chapters, three of which cover the general scope of hematology, equipment and technic, while the others are devoted to a general discussion of the cellular elements of the blood and the changes found in blood diseases and, also, the influences of certain general conditions on the blood findings. While the discussion of the technic is necessarily

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