C. H. JAIMET, M.D., F.R.C.P.(C), F.A.C.P.; H. E. AMY, B.A., R.T.
The early diagnosis of cancer by examination of bone marrow smears is so often achieved that this test has become routine in our two hospitals. We have studied the marrow aspirates from over 4,100 patients to date and this forms the basis of our report.
Three cases, of many such, can hardly fail to interest the diagnostician.
An 80 year old man, in hospital for routine check-up, had diverticulosis coli without complications. His general health and all other tests, including x-rays and urologic study, were negative. A routine sternal marrow aspiration showed cancer cells, but clinical reëxamination failed to confirm
JAIMET CH, AMY HE. CANCER DIAGNOSIS BY BONE MARROW SMEARS1. Ann Intern Med. ;44:617–629. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-44-4-617
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