THEODORE H. MENDELL, M.D.; DAVID R. MERANZE, B.S. (CHEM.), M.D.; THEODORE MERANZE, M.D.
In the past decade the introduction and widespread application of sternal aspiration for the study of the living bone marrow have given the clinician a simple and practical method of studying hemopoiesis during life. This method of examining bone marrow has come into favor because of the ease of securing material and the great value of the information obtained. Bone marrow biopsy, although preferable to the simple aspiration method because the marrow architecture is preserved, is a surgical procedure requiring an operating room set-up and several days for the preparation of the material. Sternal puncture, on the other hand, is
MENDELL TH, MERANZE DR, MERANZE T. THE CLINICAL VALUE OF STERNAL BONE MARROW PUNCTURE1. Ann Intern Med. ;16:1180–1196. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-16-6-1180
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1942;16(6):1180-1196.
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