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December 4, 1909

The Blood in Health and Disease.

JAMA. 1909;LIII(23):1937. doi:10.1001/jama.1909.02550230065027

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This book is evidently prepared to meet the requirements of medical students, but it is, like so many other text-books, not flattering to the ideals of this class of humanity. It is a perfectly good synopsis of the subject of hematology, but there is nothing about it to interest or stimulate the average student, and it will not satisfy the better type of student who wishes to know something of the evidence before he accepts conclusions. Such a book—and there are many not so good as this one—may have a certain field of usefulness and satisfy the demands and desires of many students, but instructors with progressive ideas as to medical education do not exult at their publication. This particular hematology is at its best in the discussion of the changes in the blood in the diseases studied most commonly by the routine methods of the clinical laboratory; with other

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