As in previous volumes of the Progress in Hematology series, Brown and Moore have edited a collection of review articles from expert contributors discussing current developments in hematology. The subject material is extensive in scope, and there is a morsel to please every palate. For those oriented to physiology, there are comprehensive chapters dealing with the contribution of red blood cells (RBC) to blood rheology, the interrelationship between RBC metabolites, hemoglobin, and the oxygen-equilibrium curves, a thorough discussion of the unstable hemoglobins, and an analysis of structure and function of cell surface receptors.
Timely topics include food iron absorption and its relation to iron supplementation of food, the hematopoietic action of androstanes, and the current understanding of the kallikrein-kinin system of human plasma.
The clinically oriented will find pleasure in the chapters dealing with platelet function in health and disease, disorders of phagocytic cell function, and with the splendidly