November 1956

The Morphology of Human Blood Cells.

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By L. W. Diggs, M.A., M.D.; Dorothy Sturm, and Ann Bell, B.A. Price $12. Pp. 181, with color plates and figures. W. B. Saunders Company, 218 W. Washington Sq., Philadelphia, 1956.

AMA Arch Intern Med. 1956;98(5):672. doi:10.1001/archinte.1956.00250290132014

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This book adequately fulfills all requirements expected of an atlas on the morphology of the blood cells as observed in the Wright's method of staining. The color plates probably reproduce the true color quality of the stained cells as well as can be done by painting in water color. The material is limited to smears of human blood and bone marrow, and the atlas, therefore, will find its principal use in the clinical laboratory. Quite properly in a volume of this type, no attempt is made to supplement the descriptions of the cells by a treatise on the diseases of the blood. The book is recommended for students in hematology, technicians, and those physicians who find it useful to refer to a publication of this type. The cost and quality should make it highly competitive with similar productions now available.

Bruce K. Wiseman, M.D.

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