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May 2, 1977

Hemophilia in Children

JAMA. 1977;237(18):1987. doi:10.1001/jama.1977.03270450077035

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This compact and readable monograph covers the entire scope of hemophilia in childhood. The 13 chapters have been contributed by 17 authors and coauthors, all of whom are acknowledged experts in the specialized management of patients with coagulation disorders. Careful editing and chapter design have eliminated the redundancy so commonly found in multiauthored monographs, while preserving divergency of authoritative opinions.

Approximately 30% of the text is devoted to the immunologic, biochemical, genetic, and laboratory aspects of hemophilia. The sections dealing with molecular structure and its variants and the genetic considerations are particularly scholarly. More than half of the book attends to the nittygritty diagnosis and management of the specific problems frequently encountered in hemophilia, namely, musculoskeletal, renal, neurological, and dental. The chapter on current management of inhibitors is up to the minute in its perspective. The sections dealing with dental and oral surgery are exceptionally well done, and the material