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November 1950

Das Menschliche Knochenmark: Seine Anatomie, Physiologie und Pathologie nach Ergebnissen der intravitalen Markpunktion.

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By Prof. Dr. Med. Karl Rohr. Second edition. Price, 47.50 German marks. Pp. 404, with 143 illustrations. Georg Thieme, Diemershaldenstrasse 47, Stuttgart, Germany, 1949.

AMA Arch Intern Med. 1950;86(5):791. doi:10.1001/archinte.1950.00230170144014

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The author of this book attempts to cover in a systematic fashionthe human bone marrow as it applies to clinical medicine. In order to do this, he divides the book into two main divisions; one dealing with general considerations and one dealing with the special considerations of the problem.

Under general considerations, the author discusses the method of marrow puncture, the embryology and morphology of the marrow and the morphology of the cell. About 45 pages are devoted to the physiology of the bone marrow.

In the latter half of the book the author discusses in great detail the erythrocyte, the thrombocyte, and the leukocyte series with reference to changes in the marrow. In addition to elaborating on the findings in the bone marrow in various infectious diseases, the writer assigns about 40 pages to what he describes as neoplasms of bone marrow.

The book has many excellent illustrations both

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