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August 13, 1982

Bone Marrow Biopsy

Author Affiliations

University of California—Los Angeles School of Medicine

JAMA. 1982;248(6):758. doi:10.1001/jama.1982.03330060082045

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This monograph is composed of 13 chapters and an appendix. The editor authored or coauthored 12 of the 13 chapters, and the style is uniform throughout. All of the authors are at the University of Pittsburgh—four in the Department of Pathology and one in the Department of Medicine. The intended audience for this work appears to be the physician in training or the pathologist without extensive experience in bone marrow interpretation. The hematologist or hematopathologist will probably find little new information.

This book reviews the experience with bone marrow biopsy at the University of Pittsburgh over a period of 22 years. It is not intended to be a comprehensive review of bone marrow pathology. The emphasis is on marrow biopsy histopathology, and there is little discussion of bone marrow aspirates, cytochemical techniques, or electron microscopy. There is no mention of cytogenetic or immunoperoxidase techniques or of surface marker studies, which