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December 1929

THE BLOOD PICTURE.

Am J Dis Child. 1929;38(6):1348. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1929.01930120226022

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Abstract

This book is not intended to replace the well known manuals of hematology, but to supplement them in a practical way, by simplifying existing methods. The first part deals with the technic of blood examination, and only those methods are given that are easily applicable. The second part is given to the theory, morphology and division of the blood picture. It is rather unfortunate that in a work of this kind more attention could not be paid to the English and American literature. This is particularly noticeable in the discussion of the work of Arneth in which nothing is said of Cooke's polymorphonuclear classification, or in the chapter on the blood in the new-born infant in which no mention is made of the studies of Lucas. The third part of the book deals with the principles for the clinical use of the blood picture, and the fourth selected examples for

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