December 1971

Standardization in Hematology.

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Edited by G Astaldi, C Sirtori, G Vanzetti. Price, 7,000 lire. Pp 352, with 209 figures and tables. Franco Angeli Editore, Viale Monza 106, 20127 Milano, Italy, 1970.

Arch Intern Med. 1971;128(6):998-999. doi:10.1001/archinte.1971.00310240152032

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This book is a summary of the proceedings of the conference sponsored by the International Committee for Standardization in Hematology which was held in New York in 1968 and of the International Symposium on Standardization of Hematological Methods held in Milan in 1968. It is a pleasure to find discussions of the work of international experts on quality control and standardization in hematology compiled in one book.

The first conference concentrated on the standardization of the determination of hemoglobin because worldwide experiences are now documented and essential basic approaches and requirements have become well delineated.

The second conference presented the progress made in other areas of hematology, such as cell counts, coagulation, and enzyme assays. The well thought-out organization of the symposia led to logical presentation of material, problems, and criticisms. Discussion on a given subject is easily located.

During the first conference, different international groups critically examined the preparation,

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