Textbooks of hematology face a daunting task. They first must define
the field of hematology as it interfaces with medical oncology (hematologic
malignancies), bone marrow transplantation, transfusion medicine, and hematopathology.
Second, they must provide a wealth of basic and clinical information in a
variety of hematologic contexts that range from organs (spleen and marrow),
to cells (stem cells, red cells, white cells, and platelets), to molecules
(coagulation factors and growth factors), with a backdrop of modern genomics
and immunology. Third, they must provide practical clinical information on
assessing and managing a host of individual blood disorders.
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