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February 1956


AMA Arch Intern Med. 1956;97(2):262-263. doi:10.1001/archinte.1956.00250200138017

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This is a revision of the book published in 1948. Consistent with the many new developments in the field of hematology, the size of this volume has increased from 915 to 1223 pages. The text is organized in the same style as the first edition, in which the author sets forth an interesting historical account of each major subject before going into the etiology, pathology, signs and symptoms, and treatment. As in the previous edition, interesting representative cases from the experience of the author, and others, are described. Despite the very extensive bibliography to which the author refers, he given his own evaluation of the importance of the various signs and symptoms and his own opinion with respect to treatment. Certain points of view, such as the author's disapproval of splenectomy in cases of hypersplenism secondary to lymphoma will meet with some disagreement. There is no doubt, however, that the

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