November 5, 1955

Modern Trends in Blood Diseases

JAMA. 1955;159(10):1073. doi:10.1001/jama.1955.02960270093034

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The editor's aim is to present "a guide to the present trend of the more important clinical investigations and research" in hematology. To achieve this purpose a series of 15 monographs on various aspects of hematology is presented. The quality of these articles varies greatly. The studies on iron metabolism using radioiron by Moore and Dubach deserve special mention as an excellent review of important new subject matter in hematology. Unfortunately, many of the other monographs fall far below this high standard. Often an attempt to cover too much material in a short space results in a mere outline of the subject. In addition, opinions are stated as facts without any documentation. The choice of subjects is, on the whole, good, but there is no article on blood coagulation per se, merely one on anticoagulant therapy. It also seems questionable whether there has been sufficient progress in bone changes and

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