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The author of this scholarly monograph intended to provide the practicing German-speaking physician with the most recent information about fundamental and practical aspects of hemolytic disease. He succeeded in most parts, but others, especially the chapters on the hemoglobinopathies and thalassemia, contain several incorrect or half-true statements—for example, "the basis of thalassemia . . . is a persistence of primarily physiologic hemoglobin (hbA2 or F)" (p. 86) or "The synthesis of hemoglobin A2 and hemoglobin A3 is controlled by a third gene" (p. 87). The English-speaking reader with knowledge of German will likely be deterred by the somewhat acrobatic German
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Hämolyse und Hämolytische Anämien.. Ann Intern Med. 1969;70:1052–1053. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-70-5-1052_3
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1969;70(5):1052-1053.
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