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Revisions of older texts tend to suffer more from a failure to keep pace with newer concepts than from the failure to include new facts. To a significant degree, Britton's new edition must be downgraded on both counts. With a tissue remarkably easy to "biopsy," hematologists have developed more than any other discipline the physiological-biochemical-kinetic approach to disease, with morphology used only as one road to pathologic physiology. Thus, the static morphologic diagnosis of anemia is presented here with little reference to erythrokinetics. Even then, there is much to question. "Neglecting sex differences [?], the average hemoglobin content of normal
Disorders of the Blood. Diagnosis: Pathology: Treatment: Technique.. Ann Intern Med. ;72:767. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-72-5-767_1
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1970;72(5):767.
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