Edited by Charles Bishop and Douglas M. Surgenor. Price, $17. Pp 566, with several illustrations. Academic Press, Inc., 111 Fifth Ave, New York, NY 10003, 1964.
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This book, as the title implies, gives a treatment of the red blood cell from the viewpoint of basic cell biology. The book is supposed to give a broad scope of the survey of the red cell so as to give both student and practitioner an overall understanding of the subject. Unfortunately this is not a book for students nor is it a book for practitioners. This book is a superb reference work for all people who are dedicating their lives to a study of the red blood cell. The book suffers from that common failing of many different authors writing specific chapters. Fortunately, each author of each subject is an expert in his particular field. An expert writing in a particular field leaves a little something to be desired by a reader be he student or practitioner. Each subject is explored in extreme depth and with extreme complexity by
Silverstein MN. The Red Blood Cell: A Comprehensive Treatise. Arch Intern Med. 1965;116(3):471–472. doi:10.1001/archinte.1965.03870030151039
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