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January 4, 1941

Diagnostische Drüsenpunktion

JAMA. 1941;116(1):86. doi:10.1001/jama.1941.02820010088043

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While lymph gland puncture is not a new diagnostic procedure, few clinics employ the method as a routine and only a few published reports of the diagnostic possibilities have appeared in American literature. This concise monograph is an excellent survey of the subject. The author reviews the historical development of the procedure, its precise technic and method of staining of the cells, the advantages and disadvantages over biopsy, the cellular picture in puncture or aspiration of normal glands and the pathologic changes in disease. The text is beautifully illustrated with accurately reproduced photomicrographs of smears of puncture material in normal and pathologic conditions. The descriptive material is concise but adequate. At the end of the monograph is a plate of normal and pathologic cells in colors. The bibliography is carefully chosen and is pertinent. The material is carefully edited and the subject is presented with scholarly scientific restraint. The monograph

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