This monograph deals with diseases of hemopoietic tissues based exclusively on the study of biopsy material obtained by sternal, splenic and lymph node puncture. Several books of the same sort have been published recently in various languages. Technic of biopsy and of preparation of slides, anatomy and physiology of blood forming tissues (a very good chapter), relation between the nervous system and bone marrow, and nomenclature are treated in five general chapters. The remaining 150 pages are taken up with systematic discussion of various diseases arranged in the usual manner.
The presentation is clear and thorough. The author, a distinguished hematologic investigator, displays a profound knowledge of literature of various countries. His critical analysis of the many controversial questions makes the book especially valuable to the advanced student. The illustrations are not of the same order of excellence as the text. Many show glaring imperfections.
The book is a credit