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March 20, 1926

Blutkrankheiten. Eine Darstellung für die Praxis.

JAMA. 1926;86(12):896. doi:10.1001/jama.1926.02670380086047

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Here the physician may find what he needs to know about diseases of the blood. The author begins with a brief review of the composition and morphology of the blood, giving the newer theories of origin of the cells, and the technic of blood examination. The latter should prove helpful, as many of the less frequently used methods are described. A short section on general therapy follows, with the technic of blood transfusions. In the special part, the various diseases of the blood are described: the anemias, leukemias, hemorrhagic diseases, and symptomatic alterations of the blood occurring in the common infections. A simple classification of anemias and leukemias is given. Each disease is fully described, including symptoms, pathology and treatment, as well as the blood changes. Individual cases from the author's own experience, cited briefly, emphasize and clarify many of the important points. The illustrations are excellent. The book should

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