May 1985

Clinical Bone Marrow Transplantation

Author Affiliations

Springfield, Mass


edited by K. Blume and L. Petz, 330 pp, $50, New York, Churchill Livingstone, 1983.

Arch Intern Med. 1985;145(5):804-805. doi:10.1001/archinte.1985.00360050046004

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This is an excellent text on the subject of bone marrow transplantation. Most of the current body of knowledge is well summarized and amply referenced. The chapters are easy to read and progress in a logical sequence. The book is not too long and can be read from cover to cover in a reasonable length of time. It also serves as a good shelf reference. All in all, I feel that it is a worthwhile contribution and should be in every medical library where bone marrow transplantation is considered in the course of the practice of medicine. It also represents an excellent supplementary text for students of hematology and medical oncology.

There are some problems with the text that do not detract from the above comments. First, the authorship is heavily oriented to the City of Hope National Medical Center, Duarte, Calif. Certainly, physicians who have worked together concerning this

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