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July 1, 1950

Das menschliche Knochenmark: Seine Anatomie, Physiologie und Pathologie nach Ergebnissen der intravitalen Markpunktion

JAMA. 1950;143(9):855. doi:10.1001/jama.1950.02910440073048

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Rohr's monograph on the bone marrow has enjoyed the deserved reputation of being one of the best on the subject in any language. The second edition perpetuates that opinion. It is current and authoritative and reflects the author's progressive thinking on the subject. In the introduction Rohr explains his own transition in thinking from purely cytologic considerations to the more dynamic concept of reactive responses of the reticuloendothelial system and other tissues. His approach to the subject of hematology is not confined to the blood-forming organs exclusively but to the organism as a whole. New approaches to aspiration of bone marrow, such as from the tibia, iliac crest and dorsal process of the vertebrae, are reviewed together with volumetric considerations of the aspirated marrow. An entirely new chapter on biochemistry and physiology of the marrow has been added as well as discussions on marrow culture and intrasternal infusions. It is

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