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December 4, 2002

Hematology: Hematology: Clinical Principles and Applications

Author Affiliations

Harriet S.MeyerMD, Contributing EditorDavid H.MorseMS, Journal Review EditorRobertHoganMD, adviser for new media


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JAMA. 2002;288(21):2750. doi:10.1001/jama.288.21.2750-JBK1204-2-1

Once a subdiscipline of internal medicine, hematology has expanded into a medical specialty of its own, bordering on and interacting with a variety of medical disciplines such as general internal medicine, oncology, transfusion medicine, and infectiology. Pathological conditions of the hematological system contribute a great deal to the morbidity load in industrialized countries. Thrombotic disorders, such as thromboembolism, myocardial infarction, and cerebral stroke, are major factors in mortality, and in many countries are indeed the leading cause of death.