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September 1993

Neoplastic Hematopathology

Author Affiliations

Boston, Mass

Arch Dermatol. 1993;129(9):1231. doi:10.1001/archderm.1993.01680300161040

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Hematopathologists have waited a long time for a comprehensive text in their field. Books dealing with different aspects of the discipline or the various disorders involving the hematopoietic and immune systems were available, but not a comprehensive textbook encompassing the whole field. Neoplastic Hematopathology is the long-awaited book. Despite its title, this encyclopedic volume (over 10 lb, a two-volume set would be a a good idea!) covers not only neoplastic disorders but also benign and reactive processes.

The first 10 chapters deal with the organization of the hematopoietic and immune systems, methods in immunophenotyping (immunoperoxidase and flow cytometry), and cytogenetics and genotyping (molecular biology techniques applied to hematopathology). These chapters written by world experts are good reviews for the clinician and the pathologist alike. Particularly interesting is chapter 3 on immunophenotypic markers in the diagnosis and classification of hematopoietic neoplasms, which is very detailed and contains an extensive (over 850)

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