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April 14, 1956

Grundriss und Atlas der gynäkologischen Cytodiagnostik

JAMA. 1956;160(15):1372. doi:10.1001/jama.1956.02960500102032

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For a long time German gynecologists and pathologists were skeptical of the importance of cytology; this book written in German should therefore be helpful to German gynecologists, pathologists, and cytologists. It was not until 1953 that the first symposium on cytology by German cytologists interested in gynecology was held. This book is analogous to the wellknown books on cytology written in English by Papanicalaou and Traut; Ayre; and de Allende and Orias, and is based on the authors' experience with about 35,000 smears. The book begins with a thorough review of the contributions made in cytology by investigators in different countries. In the following chapters the authors discuss the technique of obtaining and staining smears; the morphology of normal cells; the appearance of cells at different ages; changes in the cells due to administration of hormones; the effect of nonhormonal factors on the character of the cells; alterations in the

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