June 21, 1976

Current Problems in Pediatric Hematology

Author Affiliations

Cook County Hospital Chicago


edited by Frank A. Oski, Ernst R. Jaffe, and Peter A. Miescher, 180 pp, with illus, $14, New York, Grune & Stratton, 1975.

JAMA. 1976;235(25):2770. doi:10.1001/jama.1976.03260510058034

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This compact, 180-page monograph, reprinted from the April and July 1975 issues of Seminars in Hematology, is an eclectic collection of 11 definitive review articles by acknowledged experts within pediatric hematology. Although taken from a hematological seminar series, this book is for the practicing pediatrician and not a collection of esoterica of interest only to other hematologists. Each chapter is extensively referenced with both current and classic papers; the tables and illustrations are appropriate in number and of high quality and excellent organization.

The areas covered represent those with the greatest progress in recent years. Four reviews are devoted to neonatal hematological problems and include discussions of the anemia of prematurity, bleeding problems, Rh erythroblastosis, and erythrocyte metabolism. Hemostasis is represented by two papers on the therapy of hemophilia and a discussion of inherited defects of platelet function, in addition to the neonatal hemostasis chapter. The field of hemoglobinopathies includes