July 29, 1933

Practical Hematological Diagnosis.

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By O. H. Perry Pepper, M.D., Professor of Clinical Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, and David L. Farley, M.D., Physician to the Pennsylvania Hospital, Philadelphia. Cloth. Price, $6. Pp. 562, with illustrations. Philadelphia & London: W. B. Saunders Company, 1933.

JAMA. 1933;101(5):393. doi:10.1001/jama.1933.02740300061036

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The authors present the practical aspects of hematology in concise and simple terms. They point out that much of the information in clinical hematology is not readily available to the practitioner of medicine because of a confusion of terms and methods.

The book is divided into three parts. The first part deals with components of the blood that are of hematologic interest. Each discussion on the cellular elements of the blood is well balanced and includes the most recent information. The first chapter, on the origin and development of the formed elements of the blood, is concise but comprehensive. It contains only such information as is necessary for a practical consideration of the facts that are developed later. Chapters on the erythrocyte, hemoglobin, white blood cells and blood platelets are practical and instructive. The material is selected with discrimination and presented in a well organized manner. The authors' selection of

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