WILLIAM DAMESHEK, M.D.; HENRY H. HENSTELL, M.D.; ELEANOR H. VALENTINE, M.D.
The last few years have witnessed a striking development of interest in the sternal bone-marrow biopsy. This is undoubtedly due to at least two factors: the rapidly increasing interest in hematology which followed the discovery of the value of liver in pernicious anemia, and the increasing recognition that the so-called "blood diseases" are in reality disorders of the blood-forming organs, more particularly of the bone-marrow. Biopsy of the sternal marrow, introduced by Seyfarth1 in 1923, rapidly displaced the much more difficult biopsy of the tibia which was practised by Zadek,2 Peabody,3 and a few others. The diagnostic value of the
WILLIAM DAMESHEK, HENRY H. HENSTELL, ELEANOR H. VALENTINE. AN ARTICLE CONTRIBUTED TO AN ANNIVERSARY VOLUME IN HONOR OF DOCTOR JOSEPH HERSEY PRATT: THE COMPARATIVE VALUE AND THE LIMITATIONS OF THE TREPHINE AND PUNCTURE METHODS FOR BIOPSY OF THE STERNAL BONE MARROW(THE COMPARATIVE VALUE AND THE LIMITATIONS OF THE TREPHINE AND PUNCTURE METHODS FOR BIOPSY OF THE STERNAL BONE MARROW*). Ann Intern Med. 1937;11:801–818. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-11-5-801
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1937;11(5):801-818.
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