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May 19, 1975

Clinical Hematology

Author Affiliations

Cook County Hospital Chicago

JAMA. 1975;232(7):759. doi:10.1001/jama.1975.03250070053034

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The seventh edition of this standard hematological encyclopedia, now a mighty 1,896 pages, has increased 50% over the previous edition. This is due not to redundancy but merely to a reflection of the knowledge explosion within hematology.

As with the previous editions, the illustrative figures, drawings, charts, photomicrographs, and tables are to be emulated for clarity, detail, contrast, and usefulness. Textual excellence has been maintained by the senior authors reworking every chapter to ensure the uniformly high quality and ease of understanding. This edition is not an expansion of its predecessors but a completely rewritten text.

A new feature of the seventh edition is a "how-to" clinical approach for each of the major subsections—eg, anemias, hemostasis, storage diseases, malignancies—that concisely puts the collected pearls of practice into an extremely useful format for the less initiated.

The appendices have been greatly expanded to provide a rapid reference for the normal values