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.
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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