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The author has intended this work to be a presentation of the laboratory procedures essential for the diagnosis and prognosis of diseases of the blood, as well as a cytologic and clinical description of the manifestations of such disorders. The first part of the book is devoted to such topics as the origin of blood cells, physical and chemical constitution of whole blood, enumeration of the formed elements of blood, study of stained and fresh blood, its morphology in normal and abnormal states, the fragility test and its value, blood grouping, sedimentation, coagulation, capillary fragility and sternal puncture. The common causes of the respective abnormalities are briefly mentioned. The author is incorrect in stating that the occasional case of sickle cell anemia seen in the white race is due to a mixture of Negro grandparent, for instances in which the Negro trait could be excluded have been recorded. The erythrocytic
L'hématologie: Clinique et laboratoire. JAMA. 1940;115(8):638. doi:10.1001/jama.1940.02810340066032
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