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The most monumental contribution on hematology assembled in English or in any other language has been made available by Hal Downey with the aid of an inspired publisher— the late Paul B. Hoeber. The position of hematology in modern medical practice is obviously paramount. The blood is the most important of all the tissues in the human body and is the very center of importance in relation to all manifestations of health and of disease.
In the development of the volumes, almost forty collaborators have participated. They have been given carte blanche as to the space to be occupied and as to their opinions and theories. The handbook constitutes a digest of international literature supplemented by an extensive bibliography and is in every sense an epoch-making contribution in the field of medical literature. The four volumes discuss every phase of the anatomy, physiology and pathology of the blood as well
Handbook of Hematology. JAMA. 1938;111(12):1128. doi:10.1001/jama.1938.02790380070029