SIMON PROPP; JOSEPH L. SCHWIND, PH.D.
Since the introduction of the procedure by Arinkin1 in 1927, sternal puncture has been very widely used. Notable contributions to the scientific knowledge of the cytology of bone marrow obtained in this way from patients with various diseases have been made by Arinkin,2 Nordenson,3 Segerdahl,4 Young and Osgood,5 Vogel, Erf and Rosenthal,6 Jones,7 Scott,8 and others. Most of the punctures reported in the literature have been made for the scientific study of diseases of the hematopoietic system. There are many reports of cases in which the diagnosis was arrived at solely by means of the sternal puncture, but no mention
PROPP S, SCHWIND JL. STERNAL PUNCTURE AS A PRACTICAL DIAGNOSTIC PROCEDURE1. Ann Intern Med. ;21:580–606. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-21-4-580
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