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April 13, 1957

Clinical Hematology

JAMA. 1957;163(15):1411. doi:10.1001/jama.1957.02970500095030

The comprehensiveness with which the author of this deservedly popular volume has covered this complex subject is to be admired. From a long personal experience and vast knowledge of his subject, he has produced a great and satisfying work. A large portion of the book has been revised since the last edition. Two chapters have been added on abnormal hemoglobin syndromes and on blood groups and blood transfusions. The first eight chapters deal with the basic physiology, morphology, and chemistry of normal blood. In addition to the usual presentation, the author has added historical facts in connection with both normal and abnormal blood conditions. Tests and procedures are discussed and described so well that the book might justify the additional title of "laboratory manual." The chapters on specific dyscrasias follow a pattern that includes definition, diagnosis, pathogenesis, treatment, and prognosis. The explanations are factual and clear. Controversial materials and unsolved

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