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 editors of this text are highly qualified physicians, leaders in
excellent training programs, and major contributors to the clinical literature
in their areas of interest. The authors of the individual chapters include
experienced specialists and teachers, many of whom are also contributors to
the clinical literature. As is often the case in multiauthored texts such
as this, the writing styles vary and can be uneven.
In the preface the editors state their intention to "fill the niche
between the encyclopedic textbooks of hematology and of medical oncology and
the broad textbooks of internal medicine by maintaining a clinical focus throughout."
The text generally accomplishes the stated goal but, to this reader, not without
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