Atlas of Clinical Hematology

  • Herbert Begemann
  • Johann Rastetter

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XVI
  2. Methodology

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Herbert Begemann, Johann Rastetter
      Pages 3-9
    3. Herbert Begemann, Johann Rastetter
      Pages 11-29
    4. Herbert Begemann, Johann Rastetter
      Pages 31-32
  3. Illustrations

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 33-33
    2. Herbert Begemann, Johann Rastetter
      Pages 34-37
    3. Herbert Begemann, Johann Rastetter
      Pages 38-194
    4. Herbert Begemann, Johann Rastetter
      Pages 195-247
    5. Herbert Begemann, Johann Rastetter
      Pages 248-255
    6. Herbert Begemann, Johann Rastetter
      Pages 256-267
    7. Herbert Begemann, Johann Rastetter
      Pages 268-271
    8. Herbert Begemann, Johann Rastetter
      Pages 272-298
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 299-307

About this book


Hematology, the study of the blood and its disorders, has existed as a science for about one hundred years. During that period it has remained true to its goals. Despite many advances in the submicroscopic and biochemical realm, hematology has clung to its basic postulate that the majority of blood disorders are expressed in morphologically distinct cell changes. Even modern hematology relies largely on the morphologic examination of cells, and the microscope con­ tinues to be its main diagnostic tool. Today we may describe hematology as the only morphologically oriented clinical science. It owes its existence chiefly to the development of staining methods which make it possible to assign mor­ phologic structures to specific cellular functions and thus to specific pathologic states. The first step in this direction was the brilliant discovery of panoptic stains in the early part of this century by Pappenheim, Wright, and others. This was followed in the 1950s and 1960s by the development of numerous cytochemical procedures for the differentiation of diverse biochemical reactions and cell types. In the last decade, immunologic methods have been employed to identify cell type-specific antigens as a means of classifying lymphoid and other cells more precisely and more objectively. This has aided in the differentia­ tion of many important hematologic diseases. In this fourth edition of the Atlas of Clinical Hematology, we have attempted to update the text and bring it in line with recent developments.


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Authors and affiliations

  • Herbert Begemann
    • 1
  • Johann Rastetter
    • 2
  1. 1.I. Medizinischen AbteilungStädtischen Krankenhauses München-SchwabingMünchenFederal Republic of Germany
  2. 2.Abteilung für Hämatologie und Onkologie, I. Medizinische Klinik und Poliklinik, Klinikum rechts der IsarTechnischen Universität MünchenFederal Republic of Germany

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1989
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-97157-0
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-97155-6
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