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Use of hematologic stains for examination of cells obtained by aspiration through very fine needles is described by the author, a professor of medicine at Lund, based on experience with about 6,000 specimens. The author admits that there was incomplete control of diagnoses by conventional histological means and that "diagnostic results are usually poor" when smears are examined in other laboratories. The book seems to be directed mainly at clinicians since it is doubtful that cyto- and histopathologists will spend time to acquire skill in examining material prepared by methods they consider substandard. However, it is not likely that many
Fine-Needle Aspiration Biopsy.. Ann Intern Med. ;68:1381. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-68-6-1381_1
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1968;68(6):1381.
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