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October 1975

Clinical Hematology,

Author Affiliations

Charlottesville, Va

Arch Intern Med. 1975;135(10):1408-1409. doi:10.1001/archinte.1975.00330100134028

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From the outset, this review will state that this book is an excellent, comprehensive reference source. It contains remarkably few typographical errors, displays careful writing and editing, and as far as I was able to check, accurate references. I reviewed this book with a colleague in hematology. We shared reading the entire contents. In addition, we put the book through a rough "road test" for a comprehensive reference text, ie, using it for three months on an active university hematology teaching service. We were never disappointed going to this textbook for information and references regarding common or rare situations.

In general, the book is well written and generously sprinkled with effective diagrams and pictures that help in understanding the material. Flow diagrams in the chapters on anemia are worthwhile additions and summarize the diagnostic approach to these problems quite well. While this review includes no major overall criticisms, there

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