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November 8, 1952

Standard Values in Blood being the First Part of a Handbook of Biological Data.

JAMA. 1952;150(10):1055. doi:10.1001/jama.1952.03680100097039

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This book contains 101 tables of hematological data from human and other vertebrate subjects: measurements of physical properties, determinations of chemical constituents, and counts of the cellular components. The tables are remarkable for their exhaustiveness, for the critical manner in which the data have been treated, and for the logical, illuminating form in which they are presented. With the volumes that are intended to follow, this book should form a worthy successor to the classic "Daten und Tabellen für Mediziner" of Vierordt.

Tables 8 to 12 and 56 to 58, respectively, visualize the present status of two problems with which hematologists have been agreeably occupied for decades, namely, theories of coagulation and of hematopoiesis. Confusion still reigns, but the authors of this book deserve great credit for the effort that has been made to give authentic and perspicuous accounts of the situation. The numerous references on which this book is

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