MICHAEL A. RUBINSTEIN, M.D.
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In the spring of 1943, I saw a patient with roentgenologic evidence of a single metastatic lesion in the iliac bone, in whom the primary site of malignancy could not be established. In order to recover the neoplastic cells and possibly to identify them, I attempted aspiration of the iliac lesion. The aspiration proved easy to perform. However, in this particular case no neoplastic cells were recovered, but instead normal bone marrow was seen. Since that time my associates and I have performed iliac aspirations systematically on almost every patient of hematological interest admitted to the Montefiore Hospital.
RUBINSTEIN MA. THE TECHNIC AND DIAGNOSTIC VALUE OF ASPIRATION OF BONE MARROW FROM THE ILIAC CREST1. Ann Intern Med. 1950;32:1095–1098. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-32-6-1095
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1950;32(6):1095-1098.
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