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Dr. Hutchison's guide to the clinical and laboratory features of the hemoglobinopathies is directed to the "medical graduate who may have little biochemical knowledge or inclination." Its biochemical pages, which touch fleetingly on the structure, synthesis, and function of hemoglobin, are sketchy; unfortunately, the more clinical sections, devoted largely (and appropriately) to sickle cell anemia and thalassemia, are not much more extensive.
Perhaps the most serious objection to the book is its lack of documentation. Provocative and stimulating ideas are presented in single sentences, and the reader who wishes to pursue them further is left with only a very few
An Introduction to the Haemoglobinopathies: And the Methods Used for Their Recognition.. Ann Intern Med. ;67:1356. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-67-6-1356_1
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1967;67(6):1356.
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