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July 15, 1939

La ponction sternale: Procédé de diagnostic cytologique

JAMA. 1939;113(3):256. doi:10.1001/jama.1939.02800280068030

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The authors have previously published a creditable monograph on splenic puncture, and this treatise is concerned exclusively with sternal puncture. They point out, however, that the employment of sternal puncture without examination of other hemopoietic centers may give an incomplete picture in many diseases. The practical and scientific value of sternal puncture is clearly indicated. The introductory chapter is concerned with the technic of sternal puncture and methods of staining the aspirated material. The next chapter deals with the cells which compose the myelogram. This chapter is beautifully illustrated with three full page colored plates. The second part of the monograph deals with the pathologic myelogram in disorders of the blood-forming organs, infections, tumors and granulomas. Concise chapters deal with the observations made by sternal puncture in conditions associated with hepatomegalies, splenomegalies and adenopathies. The monograph is concisely written and well edited. It is beautifully illustrated with colored and black

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