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April 20, 1946

Die intravitale Knochenmarksuntersuchung: Die Hämatologie im Lichte der Sternalpunktion

JAMA. 1946;130(16):1193. doi:10.1001/jama.1946.02870160139026

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The Swiss author has to his credit a long series of publications (thirty-two are listed in the bibliography) on various aspects of hematology, the majority on sternal puncture, and on blood in tuberculosis. The monograph is the outgrowth of one published in 1941 in Folia haematologica, enlarged and brought up to date. The whole field of hematology, especially the diagnostic, morphologic and histogenetic aspects, are analyzed on the basis of careful study of marrow obtained in 2,000 sternal punctures from 700 patients. There is a relatively brief (sixty-four pages) general part with chapters on technic of sternal puncture, quantitative and qualitative (morphologic) findings, maturation of marrow elements, evaluation of mitoses and therapeutic use of sternal puncture. The large special part covers diseases of erythropoiesis, including anemias and erythremias and diseases of leukopoiesis, of thrombopoiesis and of marrow reticulum. Diagnosis of metastatic cancer by means of sternal puncture was made by

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