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October 5, 1946

A Clinical Atlas of Sternal Bone Marrow

JAMA. 1946;132(5):309-310. doi:10.1001/jama.1946.02870400057028

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This atlas was published as a service to the medical profession by Abbott Laboratories. There is a short introductory statement concerning the diagnostic importance of investigating the sternal bone marrow and the author's volumetric technic 'with detailed step by step illustration of the procedure. This is followed by a diagram of the cellular development in the normal marrow together with a description of the morphology of the individual cells. Next there are twenty-four colored plates of microscopic fields of characteristic pathologic marrow patterns with a key diagram of the field below to enable the reader to identify the cells. Under each plate is a terse summary of the essential features of the disease with its accompanying marrow pattern. The idea of an atlas of sternal marrow for the practitioner is an excellent one, but it is unfortunate that this publication was not more carefully edited before it went to press.

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