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Many criteria may be applied to evaluate the work of a clinical monograph. These include clarity of presentation; appropriate inclusion of recent scientific discoveries; historical perspective; attention to diagnostic, prognostic, and therapeutic aspects; and the presence of an extensive bibliography. Kyle and Bayrd have more than fulfilled these criteria in their monograph. Of particular note are their clarification of conflicting nomenclatures and the presentation of the most recent (1975) basic discoveries on J chains, monoclonal variants, and amyloidosis. I was particularly impressed by their integration of the reports of others with their own experience at the Mayo Clinic. I could
The Monoclonal Gammopathies. Multiple Myeloma and Related Plasma-Cell Disorders.. Ann Intern Med. ;87:256. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-87-2-256_1
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1977;87(2):256.
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