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September 1959

Praktische Hämatologie: Differentialdiagnose, Therapie, Methodik.

AMA Arch Intern Med. 1959;104(3):510. doi:10.1001/archinte.1959.00270090164029

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This is a concise, simple paper-bound "handbook" which covers the subject of practical hematology very well. The section on "Diagnosis and Differential Diagnosis" takes up white cell changes, red cell changes, polycythemias, lymph node enlargements, splenomegalies, hemorrhagic diatheses, abnormalities of red cell sedimentation, and the various dysproteinemias.

Treatment is handled separately—in part discussing the various therapies used in hematology in general and in part specific therapeutic agents for distinct entities. Although this approach has some merit, it does make for some discontinuity in reference to specific diseases.

The last section is on methods, both routine and special. These are very well handled, but several are thought somewhat superfluous for a book of this type.

The tables and charts are good, though somewhat complex at times, and contain detail which is not entirely necessary for a handbook. The color plates are highly artificial. The index is very comprehensive.

In summary, a

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