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A Case of Acute Leukemia With Unusual Cell Forms in the Blood

HAROLD BOWCOCK, M.D.; and EVERETT L. BISHOP, M.D.
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Pathologist to the Steiner Clinic, Atlanta, Ga.


Ann Intern Med. 1930;3(12):1252-1262. doi:10.7326/0003-4819-3-12-1252
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The syndrome designated as acute leukemia is attracting increasing interest. Recent reports have been characterized by extreme caution in classifying an acute leukemic reaction as either lymphoblastic or myeloblastic in type. Minot1 emphasizes the fact that it is impossible to always classify individual cell forms and that it is more important to recognize that a cell type is: 1, normal and mature; 2, abnormal and mature; 3, normal and immature; or 4, abnormal and immature. Clough and Piney2 describe the usual morphological differences between the lymphoblast and the myeloblast, but the impossibility of differentiation between such cells is readily

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