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August 1961

Das menschliche Knochenmark

Arch Intern Med. 1961;108(2):321-322. doi:10.1001/archinte.1961.03620080153022

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This 593-page book is based mostly on the data collected through bone-marrow aspiration biopsies. It is divided into a general and a special part. The general part contains chapters dealing with the techniques of bone marrow puncture; fetal and postnatal hematopoiesis; the anatomy of the blood-forming organs; cytology of bone marrow cells, the "reticulohistiocytic" system; morphology of mitoses; physiology and the general pathology of the bone marrow; bone marrow differentials and the postmortem artifacts. The special part deals with the pathophysiology and morphology of the bone marrow in diseases of the red cell, white cell, and platelet-formation. There is detailed discussion of the bone marrow findings of every hematological condition. Infectious diseases, aregeneratory panmyelopathies, hemoblastoses, leukemias; polycythemia and "reticulohistiocytic" hemoblastoses (Ewing's sarcoma, lymphosarcoma, etc.) are all discussed. The final chapter deals with tumor metastases and the leukoerythroblastic blood picture. The book contains 244 excellent illustrations. The photomicrographs are clear, and

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