About The Merck Manual Home Health Handbook Online Version
In 1899, the American drug manufacturer Merck & Co. first published a small book titled Merck’s Manual of the Materia Medica . It was meant as an aid to physicians and pharmacists, reminding doctors that “Memory is treacherous.” Compact in size, easy to use, and comprehensive, The Merck Manual (as it was later known) became a favorite of those involved in medical care and others in need of a medical reference. Even Albert Schweitzer carried a copy to Africa in 1913, and Admiral Byrd carried a copy to the South Pole in 1929.
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Sometimes a sample of bone marrow must be examined. To obtain a bone marrow sample, the doctor inserts a needle into the bone and withdraws a small amount of the marrow. The sample is then examined under a microscope and tested. Which of the following is difficult to do using a bone marrow sample?