During recent years, sickle cell disease has been brought to the forefront of public attention in the United States. Yet, there have been suprisingly few new worthwhile books that provided a comprehensive coverage of up-to-date information regarding this group of hereditary diseases. On the contrary, there has been a proliferation both of new scientific information that needs summary in a reference source and of deleterious publications that transmit concepts that need to be dispelled.
The present book is a report of the contributions of 36 well-known experts with a broad scope of interests in various aspects of sickle cell disease and other hemoglobinopathies. It represents a report of the proceedings of a symposium held in New York City during November 1971 and supported by the Greater New York Chapter of the National Foundation— March of Dimes, the Foundation for Research and Education in Sickle Cell Disease, and the Special Committee