It is hoped that this book may serve two purposes. felt that the resulting increase in size and expense of First it is intended for use at the bench. to help solve the book would not be justified. some of the problems of cell identification which The material was collected over many years and puzzle not only beginners. but even experienced we cannot individually acknowledge the great contri- observers in the field of cytological diagnosis. Sec- bution made by technical staff of the clinical cytology ondly we have reviewed the most significant previous laboratories who assisted the two authors to prepare publications. particularly those of the past 20 years. and stain the sl ides. Most of the electron micrographs so as to provide a source of reference. were made by or with the assistance of the late Denis Cytological diagnosis should not be isolated from W. Jerrome. and we are also grateful to Dr David histopathology. and many readers will regret the lack Ferguson for further help and advice with these. All of the immunocytochemical stains were done by Dr of cyto-histological correlation in our choice of photographs. Cells centrifuged out of suspension in Anna Ghosh. and Drs David Mason and Kevin Gatter pathological fluids bear very little resemblance to kindly commented on that part of the manuscript. their counterparts in tissue sections.
Publisher: Kluwer Academic Publishers Group
Number of pages: 144
Weight: 830 g
Dimensions: 297 x 210 mm
Edition: 1989 ed.
`For any laboratory performing cytologic examinations of serious fluids, by either the `hematologic' (Romanowsky) or the Papanicolaou technique, this book is essential.'
B. Naylor, Cytotechnologist's Bulletin, 1990
`Although this practical and useful book will be of greatest interest to pathologists, all medical practitioners who encounter patients with fluid collections of the serious cavities will find it interesting. It belongs in the reference libraries of all laboratories performing body fluid cytology and of all medical practitioners using the results.'
Annals of Internal Medicine, 114 (8) April 1991
`I thoroughly recommend it as an essential reference book for anyone working in this field.'
Journal of Pathology, 165 (2) 1991