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October 18, 1952

Spleen Puncture.

JAMA. 1952;150(7):735. doi:10.1001/jama.1952.03680070105043

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This book, which is the second edition of the author's work, is the only monograph in English on the subject of splenic puncture. Because of this fact alone it contains information not available anywhere in the English literature. The author has drawn on a wide experience and has described the various splenograms and characteristics of the splenopathies. Most of the descriptions are based on dry Romanowsky-stained smears of particles of splenic pulp. Occasionally, descriptions are given of sections of the various entities.

The book is arranged in a logical manner with technique and the cells of the normal spleen described first and then the splenomegalies. Some authorities might not agree with the author's classification of splenic disease, but in a field as confused as this he has at least presented a logical approach.

The work is not of interest to the general practitioner or even to the internist, but it

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