February 1953

Color Atlas of Morphologic Hematology with a Guide to Clinical Interpretation.

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By Geneva A. Daland. Price $5. Pp. 74, with 12 tables and 9 illustrations (14 color plates). Harvard University Press, Cambridge 38, Mass., 1951.

AMA Am J Dis Child. 1953;85(2):255. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1953.02050070264013

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The purpose of this book is to furnish a guide for reference in the study of films of peripheral blood stained with Wright's stain. This has been well accomplished by the authors. The first part of the book deals with the values and limitations of the blood film in diagnosis, preparation of blood films, and the general characteristics of formed elements of blood stained with Wright's stain, followed by a maturation description of the blood cells. This is followed by descriptive colored plates showing the various disorders of the blood.

The beauty of this book is its simplicity in that it is compiled from a purely clinical point of view. No attempt is made to discuss in detail the many theories regarding the origin of the cells, but emphasis is placed on the significance of the findings from a diagnostic, prognostic, and therapeutic point of view. The colored plates are

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