June 1942

Diseases of the Blood and Atlas of Hematology.

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By Roy R. Kracke, M.D. Second edition, revised and enlarged. Price, $15. Pp. 692, with 46 illustrations and 54 colored plates. Philadelphia: J. B. Lippincott Company, 1941.

Arch Intern Med (Chic). 1942;69(6):1127. doi:10.1001/archinte.1942.00200180198011

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This book combines a textbook, a laboratory guide and an atlas of hematology. The material is grouped in eight sections: Hematologic Terminology, the Development and Morphology of Blood Cells, Leukocytosis and Leukopenia, the Anemias, the Leukemias, Hemorrhagic Diseases, Miscellaneous, and Hematologic Technic.

A separate chapter has been contributed by Dr. Lloyd F. Craver on the treatment of leukemia, including recent advances in the use of irradiation and radioactive isotopes. Dr. Francis P. Parker has a chapter on blood groups and blood transfusions; Dr. Elizabeth Gambrell, a chapter on malaria, and Dr. R. P. Custer, a section on bone marrow.

The first forty pages are devoted to a discussion of hematologic terminology in which the author starts a crusade for a more fundamental understanding of this perplexing problem. It is questionable if such a crusade belongs in a book of this type. In the chapter on classification of anemias, the author

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