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October 1, 1982

The Thalassaemia Syndromes

JAMA. 1982;248(13):1648. doi:10.1001/jama.1982.03330130096049

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This is the third edition of the authors book The Thalassaemia Syndromes and is about double the size of the previous volume. The critical presentation of the material, the lucid descriptions, and the completeness of covering the topic establish this book as one of the classics in hematology.

An admirable virtue of this book is that it can satisfy both the practitioner and the investigator. Questions covering diagnosis, natural history, and management of thalassemias and related hemoglobinopathies are dealt with thoroughly. The information is current and the rich experience of the authors is reflected in the text. The book contains excellent chapters on the biology and molecular biology of thalassemia syndromes. Here, the authors succeed in presenting complex results of modern molecular biology in a most lucid fashion, which physicians will easily comprehend. The recent advances in the molecular pathology of thalassemia syndromes are presented critically and comprehensively.

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