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May 5, 1989

Hodgkin's Disease and Non-Hodgkin's Lymphomas in Adults and Children

JAMA. 1989;261(17):2560-2561. doi:10.1001/jama.1989.03420170106045

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Dr Lillian Fuller and colleagues have undertaken to write a comprehensive and current text on malignant lymphoma in adults and children from the perspective of their extensive experience with these complex diseases at the University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center. They have produced a volume that, in 22 chapters and nearly 500 pages, reviews and summarizes a formidable list of current issues and research topics related to both clinical management and laboratory investigation of these diseases.

The book is presented in three sections. The first is devoted to the pathology, immunobiology, immunology, immunopathology, and cell biology of malignant lymphoma and also to staging procedures and diagnostic evaluation. I found all of these chapters to be excellent "state-of-the-art" reviews of their topics that were nicely augmented by a fine array of tables, photomicrographs, and reproductions of computed tomographic scans. The second and third sections are, respectively, devoted to the