by Frederick Gunz and Albert G. Baikie, ed 3, 841 pp, $37.50, Grune & Stratton Inc, 1974.
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This third edition of a book devoted exclusively to all aspects of leukemia is a most pleasant surprise. In contrast to the first two editions, which represented the personal experience of two well-known hematologists, this volume has been extensively revised and greatly improved. The style has been altered and several expert authorities have submitted new chapters.
There are major sections on etiology and pathology; cell kinetics, clinical and laboratory features including cytogenetics, and an excellent section on cytochemistry; treatment of leukemia, with discussions of all of the current classes of drugs; patient management with combination chemotherapy and supportive measures; and a chapter on prognosis.
The references are current through 1973, and the majority of the figures (all black and white) are reproduced with clarity, although a few are too dark. Tables are numerous and serve to amplify and support written statements.
A bonus is supplied in a special chapter entitled
Bennett J. Leukemia,. Arch Intern Med. 1975;135(10):1408. doi:10.1001/archinte.1975.00330100134027