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May 28, 1955

Clinical Cytology Using the May-Griinwald-Giemsa Stained Smear. Volume I: Text. Volume II: Atlas

JAMA. 1955;158(4):355. doi:10.1001/jama.1955.02960040113038

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These two volumes concern the general aspects of cytology and present a continental point of view in this rapidly changing field. The text is a translation into English, and this fact is readily apparent from the style, which often appears stilted; however, this defect is more than counteracted by the enthusiasm of the author, who is anxious to reveal the practical applications of clinical cytology. Occasionally he seems to go too far in his arguments. The May-Griinwald-Giemsa staining of the smear is given special preference. The first volume describes techniques and applications of hematological cytology, cytology of material aspirated from various organs, and exfoliative cytology The author discusses the value of cytological diagnosis f r the clinician, the general principles of techniques, the relation of smear cytology to the histological methods, and the characteristics of tumor cells. More interesting is the special part in which the author concentrates on the

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