December 1960

Fundamentals of Clinical Hematology.

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By Byrd S. Leavell, M.D., and Oscar A. Thorup, Jr., M.D. Price, $10. Pp. 502, with 72 illustrations. W. B. Saunders Company, 218 W. Washington Sq., Philadelphia 5, 1960.

Arch Intern Med. 1960;106(6):902. doi:10.1001/archinte.1960.03820060154028

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Although the morphologic aspects of the peripheral blood and bone morrow remain of paramount importance in the study of blood dyscrasias, the most significant of the recent advances in hematology have been in the fields of biochemistry, enzymatic reactions, genetics, and immunology. An extensive literature has developed in the application of these disciplines to hematology, and to keep abreast of these diverse and rapidly expanding fields is a time-consuming task. The authors of this book have appreciated the need of a text to serve as an introduction to hematology for medical students and for a review of the subject for the busy practitioner. This text is not encyclopedic in its scope and will not serve a very useful purpose for the hematologist or as a reference text for those internists with a special interest in hematology. The book is well organized with the first chapters devoted to the origin, morphology,

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