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August 1, 1977

Text-Atlas of Hematology

JAMA. 1977;238(5):429-430. doi:10.1001/jama.1977.03280050069035

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A new standard reference work for pathologists and for trainees in hematology and oncology has now been published. It is both an atlas and a text. As an atlas, it is superb, with 1,185 illustrations, of which 517 are in color. The standard hematologic diseases are profusely illustrated with intimate correlation of the peripheral blood smear and bone marrow aspiration, along with bone marrow, lymph node, liver, and spleen biopsy specimens where appropriate. Special stains are included when they clarify the disease process. Extensive legends guide the reader serially through the course of the disease, response to chemotherapy, and ultimate outcome. One shortcoming of the book as an atlas lies in not expanding it to include new morphological techniques of electron microscopy and scanning electron microscopy. Also, the 48 pages of color plates are grouped in four locations, necessitating much page flipping. All illustrations are first-class technical and illustrative quality.