By Kenneth D. Blackfan and Louis K. Diamond. Price, $12.00. Pp. 320, with 70 plates. New York: The Commonwealth Fund, 1944.
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By tradition the word atlas signifies a book of maps. This particular one is an excellent book of maps revealing how that territory which includes diseases of the blood in children can best be explored.
The contents are arranged ingeniously: About half is devoted to a short monograph describing how blood cells originate, how they look and what happens to them when they become abnormal, and about half is comprised of excellent colored illustrations. The text is not entirely orthodox, for the authors are teachers and have enlivened their style by using words which are known to be popular with students. The various kinds of blood dyscrasias not only are described readably but are illustrated with good diagrams and case records.
The colored plates are works of fine artistry. Each plate has an accompanying diagram, so that any reader can easily find on the plate exactly what he is intended
Atlas of the Blood in Children.. Arch Intern Med (Chic). 1945;75(2):144. doi:10.1001/archinte.1945.00210260072014