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January 8, 1938

Diseases of the Blood and Atlas of Hematology With Clinical and Hematologic Descriptions of the Blood Diseases Including a Section on Technic and Terminology

JAMA. 1938;110(2):152-153. doi:10.1001/jama.1938.02790020066036

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This book is an answer to what the authors feel is a need for an American atlas of hematology to include both the clinical and the laboratory aspect of diseases of the blood. The preface states that the drawings have been made from preparations stained with Wright's stain, although there are some employing the supravital and peroxidase stains. The normal blood picture of laboratory animals, which, as the authors state, is difficult to find in medical literature, is given a chapter and should be welcomed by many investigators. The text begins with a discussion of hematologic terminology, involving an analysis of the origins and current usage of many of the terms. The discussion, which is badly needed by students and practitioners, is clear. The second chapter contains a long list of definitions of hematologic terms. The illustrations are good, and the publishers as well as the authors deserve congratulations for

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