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October 11, 1947

Color Atlas of Hematology with Brief Clinical Descriptions of Various Diseases

JAMA. 1947;135(6):395. doi:10.1001/jama.1947.02890060075034

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This little offspring of Dr. Kracke's well known textbook on Diseases of the Blood is designed for use by medical students, laboratory technicians and general practitioners. It starts with a chapter on the definition of hematologic terms which should be valuable to the beginner. The origin and the morphology of the blood cells are discussed in detail. Well reproduced colored plates should help in the sometimes difficult task of identifying and classifying the various normal and pathologic cell types. Chapters on the evaluation of pathologic findings such as leukocytosis, lymphocytosis, monocytosis, eosinophilia, the various types of anemia and the leukemias follow again accompanied with characteristic color plates. The composition of the bone marrow in health and disease is discussed. A chapter with pictures of the blood parasites and of the hematologic findings in various laboratory animals can also be found in this little book. After a brief description of the

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