April 1967

Principles of Hematology.

Author Affiliations

Princeton, NJ


By James W. Linman, MD. Price, $12.50. Pp 621, with 92 illustrations. The Macmillan Co, Publishers, 60 5th Ave, New York 10003, 1966.

Arch Intern Med. 1967;119(4):425-426. doi:10.1001/archinte.1967.00290220175018

This is a short textbook of hematology written especially for students, house officers, and physicians who are not hematologists. It is not designed to compete with more comprehensive texts such as Wintrobe's, but rather to provide an introduction to clinical hematology.

The book is well-organized, with appropriate space devoted to the various phases of the subject such as anemia, leukemia, lymphomas, hemorrhagic disorders, blood groups, and transfusions. Most of the chapters begin with brief historical introductions and full discussions of basic physiology. An extensive but selective bibliography is included at the end of the volume, so that the text is not interrupted by citations. There are 92 illustrations, and they are generally of good quality.

The common sense approach to diagnosis and treatment indicates the extensive clinical experience and balanced judgment of the author who trained at Ann Arbor, moved to the Chicago Veterans Administration Hospital, and is now at

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