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July 18, 1980

Atlas of Clinical Hematology

Author Affiliations

University of Illinois Medical Center Chicago


by H. Begemann and J. Rastetter, ed 3 (initiated by L. Heilmeyer and H. Begemann, H. J. Hirsch, trans), 275 pp, with illus (194 color, 34 black and white), $163.90, New York, Springer-Verlag, 1979.

JAMA. 1980;244(3):282-283. doi:10.1001/jama.1980.03310030056036

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It is 25 years since the first edition of this atlas was published. The availability to physicians and technicians of a superior reference from which to learn and to check identification of cells and patterns in blood and bone marrow is as pertinent today as it was then. The meticulous, beautifully colored drawings of cellular detail as revealed in smears give this work particular value. The artists show a feeling for the internal structure of cells, depicting it in a way usually appreciated only on continuous fine focusing of the microscope, and generally not adequately represented in photomicrographs.

The principal ingredients of this atlas are full- or half-page color reproductions of these drawings, many additional color photomicrographs, a number of electron photomicrographs, and suitable expository text, including recommendations on laboratory methodology. Normal cellular morphology is considered, as well as findings in blood, marrow, lymph nodes, and spleen in various hematologic