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This soft-covered pocket size book is not a treatise on clinical hematology but an interpretation of hematologic data. It offers very little information on clinical pictures of the various hematologic diseases, but the various causes of abnormal hematologic findings are given. The discussion of iron metabolism and the actions of vitamin B12 and folic acid are adequate.
The section on blood coagulation is good for someone who wants a quick review of the field.
To the nomenclature of blood-clotting factors, Factor X (Stuart-Prower factor) should be added.
In any book that lists the diseases associated with various laboratory pictures, a
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Clinical Haematology.. Ann Intern Med. 1961;55:1043. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-55-6-1043_1
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1961;55(6):1043.
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Print ISSN: 0003-4819 | Online ISSN: 1539-3704
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