ERNEST H. FALCONER, M.D., C.M., F.A.C.P.
The purpose of this study was to evaluate the clinical significance of punctate basophilia by estimating the number of such cells per million erythrocytes in the blood films of persons with widely varying states of health. The need for some definite standard became apparent from reports, made by an unusually careful laboratory technician, which showed the frequent appearance of punctate basophilia in the routine blood smears of office patients. Also, my interest had been stimulated during the past several years by observations on patients in the hematologic clinic of the University of California, showing punctate basophilia to be present in
FALCONER EH. THE CLINICAL SIGNIFICANCE OF PUNCTATE BASOPHILIA IN THE ERYTHROCYTE1. Ann Intern Med. ;12:1429–1441. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-12-9-1429
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1939;12(9):1429-1441.
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