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August 28, 1943

Clinical Significance of the Blood in Tuberculosis

JAMA. 1943;122(18):1275. doi:10.1001/jama.1943.02840350059025

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This book, on the clinical significance of the blood in tuberculosis, is more than a mere description and tabulation of the various hematologic manifestations of the disease. In fact, it often goes rather far afield in the discussions relating to such features as the sedimentation rate and the various hematologic indexes. However, this is by no means a disadvantage, since one may obtain in this book an exceedingly well documented and complete description, including historical summaries, of the Arneth count, the Schilling hemogram and the monocytelymphocyte ratio. Since good descriptions of these subjects are often obtainable only in scattered form elsewhere, this is very helpful to the interested student.

Excellent descriptions of the bone marrow, the various cellular reactions to disease, the monocyte and other subjects are presented, together with well balanced commentaries on the various indexes which have been offered as short cuts to the diagnosis and prognosis of

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