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Colorful descriptions of the historical concepts of the spleen, "an organ of mystery extracting melancholic humors from the circulation," magnificent photomicrographs, and detailed text and tables render this book both informative and enjoyable. The anatomy, physiology, and pathology of the spleen are made clear and covered extensively early on. Straightforward diagrams and spectacular electron- and photomicrographs are invaluable in delineating splenic function and architecture in both the normal and pathologic state. Most of the text consists of exhaustive discussion on the causes of hypersplenism and hyposplenism. Much of this data is summarized in concise and well-organized tables that serve as
Disorders of the Spleen: Pathophysiology and Management. Ann Intern Med. 1989;111:448. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-111-5-448_1
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