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Professor Mollison continues to achieve the nearly impossible: comprehensive coverage of a multifaceted topic by a single author. Although the fifth edition has 37 fewer text pages than the fourth edition, the type is smaller, and much new material has been added. Unfortunately, the need to be encyclopedic somewhat erodes the felicity of prose style so characteristic of the early editions.
The amazing aspect of this book is its breadth, ranging through the physiologic effects of donating blood, blood storage, serologic techniques, hemolytic disease of the newborn, leukocyte and platelet antigens, and the treatment of transfusion reactions. Detailed, yet lucid,
Blood Transfusion in Clinical Medicine.. Ann Intern Med. ;79:930. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-79-6-930_2
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1973;79(6):930.
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