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Physicians and technicians who examine smears of blood, bone marrow, lymph node, and splenic aspirates, using Wright or similar stains, have use for a good hematologic atlas. Typical cell types must be learned by the novice; abnormal cell types and patterns should be available for reference by the expert. This volume is an excellent aid for both groups and, in addition, includes a section on parasites in the blood. Most illustrations are from artists' renditions included in the first edition, 18 years ago— large, pertinent drawings of individual cells or fields with excellent detail and true colors. A number of photomicrographs have been added to this edition, mostly with Wright stain but a number with other special stains. They are generally at a lesser magnification than the drawings. While most are of excellent quality, some mediocre views are included. A few electron micrographs are added to facilitate understanding of structure.
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