November 1968

Bibliotheca Haematologica No. 28, The Congenital Methemoglobinemias.

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By Otmar Tönz. Price, $10.35. Pp 146. Albert J. Phiebig, Books, PO Box 352, White Plains, NY 10602, 1968.

Am J Dis Child. 1968;116(5):570-571. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1968.02100020574034

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This monograph may be divided into two main sections. The first contains a rather comprehensive review of the metabolic and clinical features of congenital methemoglobinemia. The second is a report of a large kindred in which 46 family members were cyanotic from birth due to hemoglobin M, and a second kindred with an NADH—diaphorase deficiency.

This monograph would be of interest only to those who are immersed in the field of hemoglobinopathies or enzymopathies. The subject matter is organized in logical fashion and the references are quite complete.

The text suffers from a somewhat rambling narrative style and even more from the awkwardness of the authors handling of the English language.

I would recommend this book as a text worth having in a research library. For the hematologist who is not specifically involved in this field, a more concise treatment of this information can be found in standard texts

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