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Books, Journals, New Media
March 2, 2005


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Books, Journals, New Media Section Editor: Harriet S. Meyer, MD, Contributing Editor, JAMA; Journal Review Editor: Brenda L. Seago, MLS, MA, Medical College of Virginia Campus, Virginia Commonwealth University.

JAMA. 2005;293(9):1142-1146. doi:10.1001/jama.293.9.1143

Rest assured that a mean corpuscular volume of 142 fL is completely normal—that is, if you happen to be drawing blood from an Indian elephant. Although it’s safe to assume that the phlebotomy skills of most physicians might preclude such an inquiry, the fact that this information is even available in a textbook dedicated to human rather than pachyderm hematology is indicative of the scope and breadth of the two-volume 11th edition of Wintrobe’s Clinical Hematology.

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