September 1974


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USA Washington, DC


Edited by A. V. Hoffbrand, MA, DM, MRCP, DCP, and S. M. Lewis, BSc, MD, MRCPath, DCP, $18.75, 652 pp, Appleton-Century-Crofts, 1973.

Arch Intern Med. 1974;134(3):597. doi:10.1001/archinte.1974.00320210207039

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In this new text, A. V. Hoffbrand, MD, and S. M. Lewis, MD, have put between covers the content of the postgraduate course in hematology that is given yearly at the Royal Postgraduate Medical School, London. This is accomplished with the assistance of ten additional members of the staff of the medical school who are recognized for their expertise in the subjects that they authored.

Unlike much larger and more comprehensive textbooks that attempt to be encyclopedic, this book was intended to provide the clinician and the medical student with a readable foundation for an understanding of hematology. In accomplishing this goal, the authors frequently provide their personal viewpoint and do not always cite either the alternative opinion or reference their information. This may lead certain experts to dispute some details of subspecialty interest. However, this is probably the price that must be paid in providing a concise and rational

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