June 1943

Blood Groups and Transfusion.

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By A. S. Wiener, M.D., Serologist and Bacteriologist in the office of the Chief Medical Examiner of New York City. Third Edition. Price $7.50. Pp. xix + 438 with 106 tables and 69 illustrations. Springfield, Ill.: Charles C Thomas, Publisher, 1943.

Arch Intern Med (Chic). 1943;71(6):906. doi:10.1001/archinte.1943.00210060167015

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The first two editions of this book have already received compliments from the Archives of Internal Medicine. The first edition was reviewed in the issue of December 1935 (56:1298 [Dec.] 1935) and the second in the issue of December 1940 (66:1360 [Dec.] 1940). The third edition, too, without question deserves praise.

As was said in the review of the first edition, the book brings together practically everything that is known about blood groups. It does this in a readable, scholarly way. To make the subject matter more graphic and readily understandable, it has many good illustrations.

The third edition discusses the Rh factor and its role in erythroblastosis foetalis and transfusion of stored blood and blood substitutes—two subjects not mentioned in the first edition. The book is almost exactly twice as large as it was in the beginning, which seems to indicate that much has been added to

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