Finding "another" new monograph on blood coagulation in one's morning mail fails to bestir a ripple of excitement in most. This volume, however, is somewhat unique in that it comprises the collected papers of Dr. Walter Seegers' 14th Annual Symposium on Blood held in 1966. As such it represents the recent research endeavors of some of the most active and productive investigators in the field of platelet structure and function. In order not to disappoint anyone seeking a descriptive view of a disease entity, this volume is devoted to investigations of the mechanism of platelet function and the physical, chemical, and structural changes occurring during disruption of vascular integrity.
Of particular interest to the reviewer were the papers by Stormorken, who has extensively studied "The Defect in Von Willebrand's Disease," a penetrating evaluation by White on "The Chemical Ultrastructure of Human Platelets," and a discussion from Spaet concerning "The Hemostatic