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In the preface Murphy states: "For several years it has been my desire to assemble the vital information concerning the anemias which is now at hand." Paraphrasing this quotation, there has been a great deal of productivity in the field of hematology in the last fifteen years, which has resulted in a great increment to the knowledge of the anemias. This is particularly true of pernicious anemia. The author is responsible for a goodly part of the information that has been obtained. Because of his intensive work in the problems of anemia and because of his large clinical experience, Murphy is well equipped to prepare this monograph. It need hardly be added that on account of the author's interest in pernicious anemia the book is almost entirely devoted to this particular type of blood dyscrasia. Illustrating this statement is the fact that part 1, some 64 pages, is devoted to
Anemia in Practice. Arch Intern Med (Chic). 1940;65(6):1298. doi:10.1001/archinte.1940.00190120215015
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