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January 27, 1951

Disorders of the Blood: Diagnosis, Pathology, Treatment, Technique

JAMA. 1951;145(4):272. doi:10.1001/jama.1951.02920220080040

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This now well known English textbook of hematology, based on the experience and work of the authors and the results of the studies of other investigators, is divided into 24 chapters and follows the general outline of the previous editions. The literature has been reviewed through 1949. The chapters dealing with hemopoietic metabolism, coagulation, the hemolytic anemias, leukemia, hemagglutination, pigment metabolism and technic have been revised. The text has been increased by 85 pages, and four new color plates and 23 other illustrations have been added.

The field of hematology is adequately covered, beginning with the origin, development, functions and fate of the cells of the blood and including a general discussion of abnormal hemopoiesis, the principles and practice of hematological diagnosis, the various anemias, hemorrhagic diseases, polycythemia, the leukemias, the lymphomas, blood transfusion and technic. The subject matter is well organized, and the material is presented in a readable

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