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February 1942

Blood Disorders in Children.

Am J Dis Child. 1942;63(2):424. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1942.02010020209019

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The arrangement of this book differs somewhat from that usually given in works on hematology in that the author has attempted to set up a broad view of the disorders of the blood from a clinical rather than a hematologic viewpoint. It is divided into six sections. The first deals with the hemopoietic system, discussing the formation of the blood and blood-forming organs. The second considers diseases of the erythron, which includes the anemias, polycythemias and pigment disorders. The third part takes up disorders of the white cells, the leukon. These include the myeloid, lymphoid and monocytic disorders and the leukemias. The fourth part, on diseases of the thrombon, deals with the essential and vascular hemorrhagic disturbances. The last two sections are devoted to diseases of the reticuloendothelium and diseases of the organism, which include systemic disorders and infectious diseases. The appendix contains a clever scheme for symptom diagnosis and

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