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December 1949


Arch Intern Med (Chic). 1949;84(6):1020. doi:10.1001/archinte.1949.00230060177013

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Dr. Sturgis' new text of hematology is an extremely personal book. In every section the material is presented in an intimate and informal manner which is much more reminiscent of a ward walk than a handbook. Hematology is a discipline which is greatly complicated by variations in nomenclature and terminology. Frequently this complexity leads to particularism and to a tendency for the students to concentrate on details and numbers and to neglect the broad view of the subject. It is also a discipline which has attracted clinical pathologists rather than internists; so that not infrequently attention has been directed mainly to technologic matters rather than to the patient as a sick person. The broad clinical experience and background of the author are apparent throughout this book. The periodical literature of hematology is very extensive, and much of it is contradictory and controversial. During the past eleven years Dr. Sturgis and

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