November 1947

Le malatte del sangue (Pathology of the Blood).

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By A. Ferratta, M.D., and E. Storti, M.D. Price not stated. Pp. 751, with 295 illustrations. Milan, Italy: Societa Editrice Libraria, 1947.

Arch Intern Med (Chic). 1947;80(5):695. doi:10.1001/archinte.1947.00220170131016

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This manual, while written by two Italian physicians, might well have been prepared for American readers. Perhaps it merely reveals the international uniformity of medical opinion now existing in regard to the diagnosis and treatment of the various disorders of the blood. In either event, the result is satisfactory.

The book begins with an account of how blood is formed and how it functions. It next discusses finer points regarding blood counting. This is followed by excellent descriptions of bone marrow histology, blood transfusion, blood typing and methods of estimating the sedimentation rate. Most of the volume, however, deals with matters that are more strictly clinical in nature. The anemias, the leukemias and the reaction of the blood-forming organs to onsets of varying kinds are discussed in detail, both diagnosis and treatment receiving ample consideration. Many exceptionally good illustrations and colored plates embellish the text and make it all the

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