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The Biochemistry of the Cells of Blood and Bone Marrow.

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By Seitz Joseph F.. . Publisher, 248 pages. Charles C Thomas; , Publisher, Springfield, Ill.: 1969.. Price, $18.75.

Ann Intern Med. 1971;74(1):153. doi:10.7326/0003-4819-74-1-153_1
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Despite references to articles published in 1967, this book, like most other attempts at definitive reviews, suffers from being out of date too soon. For example, the chapter on red blood cells does not mention 2,3-diphosphoglycerate interaction with reduced hemoglobin, genetic variants of glucose-6-phosphate-dehydrogenase deficiency, membrane defects in congenital spherocytosis, or other membrane disorders with relationship to cholesterol deposition. The abnormal hemoglobins are inadequately covered (beyond A, S, C, and F), and the red blood cell hemolytic anemias secondary to inherited absence or deficiency of enzymes are superficially covered. Several enzyme deficiencies are not discussed. The chapter on leukocytes mentions


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