The Intravital Method of Examining the Bone MarrowARINKIN, M., I.Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research: November-December 1970 - Volume 73 - Issue - p 3–7 THE CLASSIC: PDF Only Free Abstract Arinkin, a Russian, in 1927 introduced sternal puncture as a diagnostic procedure while working at the Military Medical Clinic in Leningrad. One of its more important applications is in the study of metastatic bone disease. This paper appeared first in the Russian language journal, Vestn. Khir. (30: 57, 1927), but was introduced into the general medical literature by its second presentation in the German periodical. © Lippincott-Raven Publishers.