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Bessis, Marcel 1917-

Works: 100 works in 332 publications in 4 languages and 2,815 library holdings
Genres: Conference papers and proceedings  Pictorial works  History  Atlases 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Interviewee, Other, Honoree, Creator, Bibliographic antecedent
Classifications: RB145, 616.15
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Most widely held works about Marcel Bessis
Most widely held works by Marcel Bessis
Living blood cells and their ultrastructure by Marcel Bessis( Book )

29 editions published between 1972 and 1973 in 4 languages and held by 414 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Corpuscles : atlas of red blood cell shapes by Marcel Bessis( Book )

18 editions published between 1964 and 1974 in 3 languages and held by 312 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The shQpe of Qn erythrocyte is determined by Q delicQte equi librium of extrinsic Qnd intrinsic forces. It mQY chQnge during mQny PQtholog iCQI stQtes QS well QS du ri ng Q vQriety of ex perimentQI mQnipulQtions. Correct eVQluQtion of the fine detQi Is of the red cell shQpe thus provides i nformQtion of the g reQtest i mportQnce for the proper i nterpretQtion of the physi ology Qnd PQthophysiology of mQny Qnemic stQtes. In eXQmining red cells, the hemQtologist observes Q drop of blood spreQd on Q glQSS slide through the light microscope. This type of eXQminQtion is likely to remQin the routine tech nique of blood cytology for Q long time to come. Still, we should not forget thQt blood smeQrs Qre QrtifQcts. The smeQring flQt tens the cells completely, obliterQting mQny of their chQrQc teristics Qnd distorting others. It is therefore necessQry to conduct Q PQrQllel observQtion of cells in the I ivi ng stQte. The fundQmentQI vQlue of QII such observQtions remQins limited by the resolving power of the light microscope, which provides Q mQximum enlQrgement of one thousQnd times. To be sure, the trQnsm ission electron microscope CQn provide en IQrge ments of one mill ion times, but it IQcks penetrQti ng power, so thQt one hQS to section Q cell into five hundred slices before observi ng it. The recent Qdvent of the SCQn n i ng electron m icro scope hQS chQnged the situQtion rQd iCQlly
Blood smears reinterpreted by Marcel Bessis( Book )

17 editions published between 1976 and 2012 in English and French and held by 308 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The translation of Blood Smears Reinterpreted was begun when the French original was still undergoing revisions. I was accorded the oppor tunity to question any statement or turn of phrase that was unclear to me or appeared liable to misinterpretation. It is my hope that as a result, ambiguities-particularly those inherent in differences between American and Eu ropean usage-have been removed and that I have at least ap proached the ultimate goal of any translation: to reflect the author's intention accurately while remaining as readable as the original. Beyond the role of translator, I was encouraged to assume the role of critic. As a result, some pages or even single sentences were hotly debated, sometimes for hours, as Marcel Bessis insisted that any inter pretations on which we could not agree should be so indicated. In fact our discussion invariably ended in agreement, though they led to changes of a sentence here or a word there and, on occasion, to the addition of a footnote or a brief paragraph
Red cell shape; physiology, pathology, ultrastructure. Editors: Marcel Bessis, Robert I. Weed [and] Pierre F. Leblond by Marcel Bessis( Book )

16 editions published between 1973 and 2012 in English and held by 241 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This monograph is a collection of invited contributions from a group of investiga tors who share a common interest in the interrelationships between the shape, struc ture, and functional characteristics of normal and pathologic erythrocytes. Most of the authors participated in a workshop on red cell shape held in June, 1972 at the Institute of Cell Pathology, Hopital de Bicetre, Paris. We hope that these various contributions on the physiology, pathology, and ultrastructure of red cell shape will be useful and stimulating for other investigators interested in the correlation of shape and str
Cytology of the blood and blood-forming organs by Marcel Bessis( Book )

6 editions published in 1956 in English and held by 149 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Soi et non-soi : des biologistes, médecins, philosophes et théologiens s'interrogent by Etienne-Emile Baulieu( Book )

5 editions published in 1990 in French and held by 101 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Unclassifiable leukemias : [proceedings of a symposium, held on October 11-13, 1974 at the Institute of Cell Pathology, Hôpital de Bicêtre, Paris, France] by Marcel Bessis( Book )

14 editions published in 1975 in English and German and held by 83 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jean BERNARD * I should like to begin with an assumption and a paradox. The assumption is that leukemia is a disease of a stem cell characterized by pathologie alterations of that cell and its progeny. All present research and discussions are centered around the leukemic cell. So is this symposium, which would not take place except for our primary interest in the leukemic cell. This does not preclude, of course, consideration of other definitions and other approaches to the prOblem. By definition, then, the leukemic cells are abnormal cells and their metabolism and functions are presumed to be abnormal. Yet, the classification of the different types of leukemias is based upon the characteristics of normal cells. We talk of "lymphoblasts" and "myeloblasts" as predominant cell types in leukemia. This leads to a double paradox. In the first pi ace it is clearly illogical to classify abnormal cells by their resemblance to normal cells, since their very abnormality consists in not being normal. Yet, as a second paradox, the classifica ti on has had the happy consequence of ai ding us in the treatment and prognosis of leukemia for the past 25 years. A more detailed analysis shows that the consequence of this paradox are complex: while there exists a useful correlation between cellular types, treatment and prognosis, numerous problems and difficulties persist. The most serious of them concems the "unclassified leukemias" which are the reason for this reunion
Traité de microscopie; instruments et techniques by A Policard( Book )

10 editions published between 1956 and 1961 in French and Undetermined and held by 81 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eléments de physiologie cellulaire by A Policard( Book )

10 editions published in 1968 in French and held by 77 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traité de cytologie sanguine by Marcel Bessis( Book )

8 editions published in 1954 in French and held by 73 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hématologie géographique, par Jean Bernard et Jacques Ruffié by Jean Bernard( Book )

7 editions published in 1958 in French and Undetermined and held by 59 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Histoire illustrée de l'hématologie : de l'Antiquité à nos jours by Jean Bernard( Book )

7 editions published in 1992 in French and Undetermined and held by 58 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hemopoietic dysplasias (preleukemic states) by Marcel Bessis( Book )

6 editions published in 1977 in English and Undetermined and held by 52 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Red cell rheology by Marcel Bessis( Book )

8 editions published between 1977 and 1978 in English and German and held by 51 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cytologie sanguine, normale et pathologique by Marcel Bessis( Book )

6 editions published in 1948 in French and held by 50 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The ultrastructure of cells by Marcel Bessis( Book )

4 editions published between 1960 and 1970 in English and held by 49 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Automation in hematology : what to measure and why?( Book )

4 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La maladie hémolytique du nouveau-né et la pathologie de l'enfant liée à l'iso-immunisation de la mère by Marcel Bessis( Book )

10 editions published in 1947 in French and Spanish and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Naissance, vie et mort des globules rouges by Marcel Bessis( Book )

7 editions published between 1963 and 1966 in French and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Life cycle of the erythrocyte by Marcel Bessis( Book )

4 editions published in 1966 in English and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Alternative Names
Bessi, M.

Bessis, M.

Bessis, M. 1917-

Bessis, M. (Marcel), 1917-

Bessis, Marcel

Bessis, Marcel 1917-1994

Bessis, Marcel C. 1917-1994

Marcel Bessis French physician


English (100)

French (83)

German (6)

Spanish (2)