This superbly organized, well-written text is divided into six main divisions. Part one is entitled "Cytological, Histological, and Functional Basis for a Modern Classification of Lymphomas." This section includes a description of the physiological condition of the various types of normal lymphocytes and correlates their function with their histomorphological condition. There are many excellent photomicrographs clarifying the author's word picture.
The second division is a short chapter on the "Methodological Prerequisites for the Differential Diagnosis of Lymphomas." This is strictly for the pathologist, as it outlines various staining techniques to point out important differences in making a histological diagnosis as practiced in Dr Lennert's laboratory.
Part three is "Classification of Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma." This section and the next, "Histopathology and Diagnosis of Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma," will be of most interest to the clinician. A short historical overview and comparisons of the various classifications are the main focus of the short chapter on