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November 17, 1956

The Morphology of Human Blood Cells

JAMA. 1956;162(12):1197. doi:10.1001/jama.1956.02970290093038

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This textbook, presented in atlas form, approaches the study of blood cells from the developmental and structual point of view rather than from that of the specific disease entity. The authors are to be commended on this emphasis, for a sound knowledge of the basic difference between normal and pathological cells is of great clinical value. The illustrations, in a separate section for easy reference, are of exceptional quality and are well integrated with the accompanying text. The use of commonly applied synonyms in addition to the standard terminology sponsored by the American Society of Clinical Pathologists and the American Medical Association, and the indexing of all terms, adds to the value of this reference book. The section on techniques and methods provides a useful review of these procedures, rather than a basic set of instructions, and describes some of the less common but occasionally needed stains. More could have

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