An atlas of blood and bone marrow morphology
is usually to be found on the shelves of departmental libraries.
Nowadays this may be a book, a CD, or both, and there are also
web sites which serve for purposes of reference. This site is
not meant to compete with any of these, but presents images
and data for the purpose of private study. I hope you will find
that the material presented is interesting, whether you are
a medical student, a laboratory scientific officer, a clinical
haematologist in training or a member of any other group interested
I suggest you keep a pencil and paper
to hand, and write down your opinions before you look at the
answers. Make your own decisions, then review them in the light
of the commentaries. You will gain more from this approach than
by casually browsing through what is presented.
you wish you may download the free animated haematology.org
screen saver. This is based upon the appearance of erythropoietic
porphyria red cells when viewed under near UV light. It
shows the characteristic fluorescence of porphyric red
cells. Further site developments will be announced on
the message board.
Dr K G A Clark MD FRCPath.
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