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January 1951

The Cytologic Diagnosis of Cancer.

AMA Arch Intern Med. 1951;87(1):179. doi:10.1001/archinte.1951.03810010189023

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This book is intended to serve as a laboratory guide for the actual interpretation of smears of material obtained from various sources when carcinoma is suspected.

The material for the text was accumulated over a seven-year period, during which numerous smears from 9,700 cases were examined in Vincent Memorial Hospital Laboratory.

The nineteen chapters completely cover the characteristics of, and points of differentiation between, normal and abnormal cells actually present in smears of vaginal secretion, sputum, bronchial washings, urine sediment, gastric secretion and fluid from serous cavities. The 517 illustrations include 350 high and low power photomicrographs, 137 drawings and 30 color plates. These are well selected and sufficiently clear to be of tremendous practical value.

A chapter on technic, an up-to-date bibliography, a detailed index and an appendix listing the histological diagnosis for all the illustrations of carcinoma cells should be helpful to those using this book.

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