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September 5, 1914

Bedside Hematology.

JAMA. 1914;LXIII(10):884. doi:10.1001/jama.1914.02570100070031

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Two admirable qualities characterize this work and form a reason for recommending it highly. The first is its practical character. The work deals with clinical relations and facts and as little as possible with questions of pathology. No time is wasted in the description of unnecessary technic for examinations; indeed, the space given to the examination of blood appears at first to be meager, but the reader will find sufficient details for the practical processes. The greater part of the work is devoted to the description of the different forms of disease of the blood-making organs, and incidentally to the changes in the circulating blood. The second point of advantage is the systematic classification. In an introductory chapter the author discusses the question of classification, and while admitting that his scheme is open to various objections and to the charge of inconsistency, he develops an arrangement which is of great

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