Book Reviews
December 1934

The Anemias.

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By Janet M. Vaughan. Price, $4. Pp. 248, with 24 illustrations. London: Oxford Medical Publications, 1934.

Am J Dis Child. 1934;48(6):1463. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1934.01960190283030

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The first chapter of this book deals with normal erythropoiesis, of the anatomy of which Prof. H. M. Turnbull contributed an interesting description. The successive chapters take up the author's classification of the anemias, which are as follows: (1) dyshemopoietic anemias caused by deficiency such as lack of iron, of pernicious anemia factor, of vitamin C and of thyroxine. Classified under the same group are toxic dyshemopoietic anemias and unexplained dyshemopoietic anemias, such as osteosclerosis, Cooley's anemia, and erthroblastosis fetalis; (2) the posthemorrhagic anemias, and (3) the hemolytic anemias. Lastly are grouped the unclassified anemias, such as Banti's disease and von Jaksch's anemia.

Each of these conditions is discussed in a systematic manner as to etiology, pathology, differential diagnosis and treatment. The descriptions are lucid and readable. The illustrations are excellent, and the binding and paper are well in keeping with the Oxford standard. The author has presented an excellent

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