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December 1962


Arch Intern Med. 1962;110(6):913. doi:10.1001/archinte.1962.03620240095017

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Dr. Thompson states his aims and draws the lines of battle in the preface for his text: This is a clinical book; it is readable; it briefly summarizes some basic data while alluding to other information; it includes no description of laboratory procedures; its scope is purposefully beyond the general text of internal medicine but short of the large volumes dealing exclusively with hematology. This book is exactly what the author says it will be, a pleasure to read and a concise summary of a large volume of information. It cannot be read casually, even by a person well versed in the field. Often the careful wording of a sentence must be weighed to appreciate how the author analyzed varied data and drew his conclusion. Specific faults in the text are few: an apparent misstatement on the frequency of incompatible marriages in the section on Hemolytic Disease of the Newborn

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