A striking linear relationship was found between the logarithms of the medians of the circulating neutrophil (granulocyte plus metamyelocyte) counts and the monocyte counts in 5 groups of individuals studied. These groups consisted of (1) 100 normal adult males, (2) 100 normal, non-pregnant females, (3) 50 females in the last trimester of pregnancy, (4) 15 patients with a persistent neutrophil leucocytosis and (5) 20 patients with polycythaemia rubra vera, essential thrombocythaemia or myelofibrosis. A different relationship appeared to exist between the circulating neutrophil and monocyte counts in a group of 16 patients with chronic granulocytic leukaemia.

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