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January 25, 1995

Scientific Basis of Transfusion Medicine: Implications for Clinical Practice

JAMA. 1995;273(4):354. doi:10.1001/jama.1995.03520280102057

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A new classic textbook has arrived, and it is a must-own for all who work in hematology, oncology, pathology, and blood banking—fellows and faculty with adult or pediatric expertise. Anyone interested in any aspect of fluid blood will find this volume to be an encyclopedia of current knowledge and speculation for future research. Each section was written by the experts with a completeness of detail that is unusual for many modern textbooks. In many ways this is more a hematology-immunology text than a blood-banking manual.

Throughout, the graphics are of such quality and reflect such clarity of thought that this reviewer predicts they will start to appear as slides in lectures given by the book's users. Certainly the little anchor silhouette to represent the anchoring protein ankyrin on page 178 and the facial expressions on the pathogen in the diagram on page 225 will make vivid and memorable points. Although

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