by Robert A. Kyle and Edwin D. Bayrd, 368 pp, $36, Springfield, Ill, Charles C Thomas Publisher, 1976.
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This book was written by two authorities with an exceptional clinical experience in the field and it represents a major contribution to the literature on monoclonal gammopathies. The initial chapters contain summaries of basic information on immunoglobulins and a helpful outline of the Mayo Clinic approach to their study. Most of the remaining contents are then devoted to myeloma in all of its phases, macroglobulinemia, amyloidosis, idiopathic monoclonal gammopathy, and other related disorders. Although written primarily for the clinician who evaluates patients with monoclonal gammopathies, clinical pathologists and other laboratory workers will find a great deal of interest in both the technical aspects and the clinical correlations. Many sections were abstracted from the numerous published works of Dr Kyle and his colleagues. However, it is clear that careful selection and rephrasing has emphasized those aspects of greatest relevance to a rational clinical approach to these diseases. The greater emphasis on
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