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Haematology Rudimental, Practical and Clinical.

M. N. Silverstein, MD
Arch Intern Med. 1974;133(2):321-322. doi:10.1001/archinte.1974.00320140159029.
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This book is divided into three parts. The first part is on the rudiments of hematology, the second concerns practical hematology, and the third is about clinical hematology. Part I is well done. An excellent description is given of the erythron, leukocytes, blood as a whole, blood coagulation, electron microscopy, blood groups, and immunohematology. I think that the pharmacologic action of therapeutic agents could have been dealt with in a more intense fashion. The section on automation in hematology and comparative hematology are valuable contributions.

Part II, concerning practical hematology, is of interest, and it is generally well written. Investigation of the megaloblastic anemias, iron metabolism, and hemolytic anemias is especially well done. Again, I thought the bibliography was somewhat sketchy.

Part III was much too scanty. The bibliography and references were superficial, and the overall approach to clinical hematology in this book was too limited.

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