This article is only available in the PDF format. Download the PDF to view the article, as well as its associated figures and tables.
Multitopic reviews in broad subspecialty areas face the daunting challenge of balancing depth with breadth, methodology with concept, and thematic coherence with sufficient diversity to attract a broad readership. Volume II of Topical Reviews in Hematology emphasizes in-depth treatment of eight topics with no attempt to establish thematic links among them. The result is a collection of eight good, readable, but unrelated, papers in a volume unlikely to be read "cover-to-cover" by most hematologists.
Three papers are technical in orientation: a review of plastic embedding techniques for bone marrow specimens by Rowden et al, a survey of leukopheresis methods by Hester and Kellogue, and an introduction to the use of chromagenic peptides for coagulation factor assays by Scully and Kakker. These are primarily "how-to" papers of interest to those who wish to establish the techniques. The remaining papers are highly focused literature reviews of narrow topics: eosinophilic granules (Hudson and
Benz EJ. Topical Reviews in Haematology. JAMA. 1983;249(23):3252–3253. doi:10.1001/jama.1983.03330470072042
Customize your JAMA Network experience by selecting one or more topics from the list below.
Create a personal account or sign in to: