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Books, Journals, New Media
June 11, 2003


Author Affiliations

Books, Journals, New Media Section Editor: Harriet S. Meyer, MD, Contributing Editor, JAMA; David H. Morse, MS, University of Southern California, Norris Medical Library, Journal Review Editor.

JAMA. 2003;289(22):3014-3015. doi:10.1001/jama.289.22.3014-a

The advances in our knowledge of thrombosis and hemostasis, as in other branches of medical science, are occurring at a rapid pace. Arriving after a 4-year gap, the third edition of Thrombosis and Hemorrhage is a most timely addition to our library of understanding of one of the most important components of clinical practice.

The editors have maintained the previous format, dividing the book into 11 sections. The first three concern the basic science of coagulation and fibrinolysis, platelets, and the vessel wall. The next section, on the clinical approach to bleeding and thrombosis, is most useful clinically; it offers practical steps in the work-up of the patient and covers a number of laboratory methods used. The next four sections are devoted to the various bleeding and thrombotic disorders. Most notable among them are the chapters on disorders encountered in pregnancy and in pediatric practice. These chapters, along with those covering the uncommon thrombotic and embolic disorders, provide a much needed resource for the clinician.

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