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Today there is very little justification, if any, to publish an atlas of light microscopy—and even less an atlas of hematologic morphology—in black and white. There are several color atlases that fulfill this purpose: Undritz Atlas of Haematology, to name one.
The work by Kass pretends to be different with the idea that most hematologic disorders are characterized by hyperplasia of one or more lines and hypoplasia of one or another. This is a simplistic concept in which qualitative nosologic entities such as the Chédiak-Higashi anomaly (not mentioned in the book) are forgotten.
Dr. Kass emphasizes those topics in which
Bone Marrow Interpretation.. Ann Intern Med. ;92:883–884. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-92-6-883_5
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1980;92(6):883-884.
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