Advances in Blood Grouping III.

Ralph O. Wallerstein, MD
Arch Intern Med. 1971;128(5):837-838. doi:10.1001/archinte.1971.00310230150024.
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This volume is a collection of reprints compiled, and for the most part written, by A. S. Wiener. It is a testimonial to the tremendous productivity of this unique worker. The reprints are offered exactly as they appeared in their original publication; therefore, they are typeset in different styles. The contributions range from articles in prestigious journals as Blood, The American Journal of Clinical Pathology, and Nature to brief communiques to "house organs," eg, Bulletin Adelphi Hospital; and "medical throwaways," eg, Medical Opinion and Review.

The book has a particularly extensive and valuable section on the blood groups in nonhuman primates, but the lack of editorial review, synthesis, and emendation permits unnecessary repetitiveness (one diagram appears four times); this defect reduces it to a mere source book.

The price of $19.75, over 600 large pages of differing print, and the lack of editorial guidance do not add up to


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