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February 1941

Das menschliche Knochenmark.

Arch Intern Med (Chic). 1941;67(2):471. doi:10.1001/archinte.1941.00200020233018

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This is an excellent monograph. It discusses in an interesting manner everything which concerns the bone marrow: its embryology, anatomy, physiology and pathology, the character of the cells to be found in it and the varying pictures produced in it by different pathologic conditions.

The author was trained by Naegeli. Evidently he is a keen hematologist, having inherited much of his master's enthusiasm, and has enjoyed the putting together of this book. He has approached his task logically: There are first a short chapter on the medical history of the bone marrow, then a meticulous account of the technic of sternal puncture and finally chapters telling in detail the story of what properly conducted studies of bone marrow reveal.

The illustrations deserve comment, for the book is so well and attractively illustrated that the pictures alone are worth studying regardless of the text. Many of the figures are photomicrographs, beautifully

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