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I am in favor of first-person writing on medical subjects: this approach can occasionally enliven the sterotyped third-person writing that typifies medical reporting and texts. When the material deteriorates into a folksy novelette, however, all the good that may have been achieved by this approach is undone. For some reason, too, there is a desire to write books about hematology that will make the subject so simple that they will end all "reason why a general practitioner should not be his own specialist as far as hematology is concerned." Armed with your trusty blood smear and blood count, complicated hematologic
A Primer of Haematology.. Ann Intern Med. ;75:985. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-75-6-985_2
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1971;75(6):985.
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