ERNEST H. FALCONER, M.D., C.M., F.A.C.P.; MAURICE E. LEONARD, M.D., C.M.
The purpose of this paper is to attempt an evaluation of the method of aspirating portions of the sternal marrow through a needle or a small canula for study of the marrow cells. The assumption is that by this procedure a fair sample of the cellular components of the organ known as bone marrow can be obtained. Since Arinkin1 first described this method in 1929, it has been widely used and has been the subject of a number of excellent papers. Some authors2, 3, 4, 5, 6 found the procedure satisfactory for study of the marrow. Others7, 8 apparently experienced
FALCONER EH, LEONARD ME. THE VALUE OF STERNAL MARROW ASPIRATION AS A METHOD OF BONE MARROW BIOPSY1. Ann Intern Med. 1941;15:446–458. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-15-3-446
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