London, and E. Neumark, M.B., B.S., M.R.C.S., London. Cloth. Price, $8.50. Pp. 433, with 201 illustrations. Grune & Stratton, Inc., 381 4th Ave., New York 16, 1949.
The book is a translation of Dr. Leitner's original monograph with added references, including some to English and American authors. The original work was based mostly on the Continental literature, and most of the American references are to prewar articles, although the references to Dameshek's publications are rather extensive (18 articles). As a whole the subject matter is well presented and reflects a rich personal experience with the material. Chapters are included on technic and morphology of the bone marrow cells. The descriptions are based on cells stained by the May-Grünwald-Giemsa stain, as opposed to Wright's stain, which is more familiar to American workers. Several chapters deal with disease entities, tumors, irradiation, metabolism of the cells, tissue cultures and cultures for pathogens. The