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February 6, 1937

Atlas der Blutkrankheiten

JAMA. 1937;108(6):500. doi:10.1001/jama.1937.02780060066032

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This is truly an atlas. The pictures, though highly idealized, are yet sufficiently realistic. The text is badly neglected, and well so, for the reader is certain to neglect it also. It is the illustrations which catch the eye and hold its gaze. They are simple, beautifully colored and attractively arranged but often overcrowded. The authors lay no claim to thoroughness. They state early and clearly that this is an elementary introduction to hematology and refer the reader to other works for descriptive literature. The monophylitic-diphylitic controversy is carefully evaded by merely mentioning the two points of view and apparently siding with neither. The sole purpose is to portray to a beginning student what he could see through his microscope when focused on the usual blood or marrow smear. There is a short beginning section devoted to simple collecting, staining and technics. This is followed by illustrations of normal and

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