April 15, 1968

The Haemolytic Anaemias: Congenital and Acquired

Author Affiliations

East Lansing, Mich


Part 3, Secondary or Symptomatic Haemolytic Anaemias, by J. V. Dacie, ed 2; 991 pp, 69 illus, $9.75, New York: Grune & Stratton, Inc., 1967.

JAMA. 1968;204(3):275. doi:10.1001/jama.1968.03140160085039

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This is the third volume of the revised and extended second edition of Professor Dacie's monumental source book on the subject of hemolytic states. This volume, which meets the high standard of scholarship and utility of its two predecessors in this edition, deals with secondary and symptomatic hemolytic anemias in three major sections. The first section considers hemolytic states associated with malignant diseases of the reticuloendothelial system and with myelosclerosis. The second section takes up hemolysis associated with a number of systemic disorders such as lupus erythematosus and with diseases of the liver, kidneys, and the vascular system. In the final section, hemolysis associated with a wide range of processes (such as infections, sarcoidosis, pregnancy, deficiency diseases, aplasia, and a number of physical injuries) is considered briefly. "Hypersplenism" is also considered in this last section; Professor Dacie wisely avoids the semantic trap which has so confused this topic. In all