2 vol, edited by David G. Nathan and Frank A. Oski, ed 2; 1,574+ pp, 353 illus, $55/vol, $110/set, Philadelphia, WB Saunders Co,1981.
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The classic pediatric hematology text, with everything you ever wanted to know but could not find or remember where you had filed it, is now conveniently located within two volumes. It is exciting but sobering to realize that within seven years, the core scientific knowledge of pediatric hematology has doubled. These volumes are a smooth integration of cellular biology, physiology, and biochemistry with their logical extension to clinical manifestations. Pediatric hematology is really nothing more than the practice of applied basic science. Now, the reader has it all together.
In addition to the editors, 57 world-renowned experts have contributed to this encyclopedic text. Nevertheless, an extremely high literary standard is maintained throughout. One author's style shines with masterful skill in the chapter on RBC maturation (normally pure drudgery to read). Don't skip the introductory, historical perspective; surrounded by our scanning and transmission electron microscopes, and radioimmunological techniques, we lose sight
Seeler RA. Hematology of Infancy and Childhood. JAMA. 1981;246(3):281-282. doi:10.1001/jama.1981.03320030065038