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Books, Journals, New Media
July 27, 2005

Hematology

Author Affiliations
 

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, Virginia Commonwealth University.

JAMA. 2005;294(4):495-500. doi:10.1001/jama.294.4.495

Textbooks of hematology face a daunting task. They first must define the field of hematology as it interfaces with medical oncology (hematologic malignancies), bone marrow transplantation, transfusion medicine, and hematopathology. Second, they must provide a wealth of basic and clinical information in a variety of hematologic contexts that range from organs (spleen and marrow), to cells (stem cells, red cells, white cells, and platelets), to molecules (coagulation factors and growth factors), with a backdrop of modern genomics and immunology. Third, they must provide practical clinical information on assessing and managing a host of individual blood disorders.

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