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April 22, 1933

Précis de pathologie médicale.

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Par F. Bezançon, Marcel Labbe, Léon Bernard, J.-A. Sicard et A. Clerc. Tome V: Maladies du sang et des organes hématopoïétiques. Par P. Émile Weil, médecin de l'Hôpital Tenon, et Marcel Bloch, chef de laboratoire à la Faculté de médecine de Paris. Maladies des reins. Par Pasteur Vallery-Radot, professeur agrégé à la Faculté de médecine de Paris. Third edition. Cloth. Price, 70 francs. Pp. 779, with 169 illustrations. Paris: Masson & Cie, 1932.

JAMA. 1933;100(16):1282. doi:10.1001/jama.1933.02740160066041

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The fifth volume of this series deals with diseases of the blood-forming organs and the kidney. The first part of the book is concerned with clinical hematology. There is a concise but comprehensive discussion on the composition and physiology of the blood. Embryology and physiology of the blood-forming organs are considered next. The authors then attempt to show at what point the pathologic modifications of the blood are intimately correlated with pathologic modifications of the blood-forming organs. The conception of blood dyscrasias as expressed by the authors is broad. They emphasize the fact that the study of the blood is only a means of discerning disturbances in other organs or tissues. Morbid hematology is discussed, but the point of view presented is functional. Such a presentation obviously involves the frequent use of hypotheses and speculation, but it has the merit of making the isolated facts assume a dynamic value. This

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