WILLIAM DAMESHEK, M.D.; HENRY H. HENSTELL, M.D.; ELEANOR H. VALENTINE, M.D.
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The last few years have witnessed a striking development of interest in the sternal bone-marrow biopsy. This is undoubtedly due to at least two factors: the rapidly increasing interest in hematology which followed the discovery of the value of liver in pernicious anemia, and the increasing recognition that the so-called "blood diseases" are in reality disorders of the blood-forming organs, more particularly of the bone-marrow. Biopsy of the sternal marrow, introduced by Seyfarth1 in 1923, rapidly displaced the much more difficult biopsy of the tibia which was practised by Zadek,2 Peabody,3 and a few others. The diagnostic value of the
DAMESHEK W, HENSTELL HH, VALENTINE EH. AN ARTICLE CONTRIBUTED TO AN ANNIVERSARY VOLUME IN HONOR OF DOCTOR JOSEPH HERSEY PRATT: THE COMPARATIVE VALUE AND THE LIMITATIONS OF THE TREPHINE AND PUNCTURE METHODS FOR BIOPSY OF THE STERNAL BONE MARROW1. Ann Intern Med. ;11:801–818. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-11-5-801
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1937;11(5):801-818.
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