Book Reviews
May 1945

Atlas of the Blood in Children.

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By Kenneth D. Blackfan, M.D., and Louis K. Diamond, M.D., with illustrations by C. Merrill Leister, M.D. Price, $12. Pp. 320, with 70 colored plates. New York: Commonwealth Fund, 1944.

Am J Dis Child. 1945;69(5):332-333. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1945.02020170067012

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The first 145 pages of this book are devoted to a description of the blood cells in health, the erythrocytes in anemia, the leukocytes in disease, leukemia and the platelets. While this discussion of the physiology and pathology of the blood is necessarily brief, it contains all that is essential for any worker on blood to know. It is as concise and readable a discussion as this reviewer has ever seen. There is also a complete bibliography, if more details of the blood are desired.

The final part of the book contains the colored plates illustrating the diseases of the blood discussed. On the page opposite each is a line drawing to identify the pathologic cells which typify the disease. To say that these plates are excellent is an under statement. There is simply no comparison between these perfect examples of what one actually sees under the microscope and the

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