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By webster's definition, a handbook is a manual, guidebook, or reference work. The Handbook of Hemophilia is in the third category, and it is fascinating to compare the present compendium with an earlier famous handbook, the Handbook of Hematology edited by Hal Downey in 1938. Representative of the progress of medicine is the fact that Downey's 3136-page handbook reserved only 11 pages for hemophilia, whereas the present book has nearly a thousand pages.
The Handbook of Hemophilia consists of 63 chapters, written by 89 authors and divided into 8 subsections. These include an introductory section; a section on biochemistry, pathophysiology,
Handbook of Hemophilia.. Ann Intern Med. ;84:512. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-84-4-512_1
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1976;84(4):512.
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