LEO M. MEYER, M.D.; JACOB HALPERN, M.D.; FAITH N. OGDEN, M.D.
The term "plasma cell" has been applied to a variety of cells since it was first introduced by Waldeyer in 1875.1 The morphology of the cells was subsequently described in detail by Cajal,2 Unna,3 and von Marschalko.4 These authors presented the characteristics and criteria by which they could be identified. Since these earliest descriptions the literature on these cells has become large and controversial. Papers by Michels5 and Maximow6 contain the most complete discussions. The cells are found under normal conditions in the omentum, interstitial tissue of glands, lymph nodes and bone marrow. In pathological states they are found in
MEYER LM, HALPERN J, OGDEN FN. ACUTE PLASMA CELL LEUKEMIA1. Ann Intern Med. ;22:585–598. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-22-4-585
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1945;22(4):585-598.
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