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Blood, Pure and Eloquent. A Story of Discovery of People, and of Ideas.

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By Wintrobe Maxwell M.. . 771 pages, McGraw Hill Book Company; , New York: , 1980.. Price $30.00.

Ann Intern Med. 1980;93(1_Part_1):160-161. doi:10.7326/0003-4819-93-1-160_3
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Behind its impassioned title, this book traces the development of our current knowledge in selected areas of hematology and, more particularly, speaks of the people involved in the development. Dr. Wintrobe has assembled a distinguished group of physician-scientists, each telling a story he has helped to make. Although the origins of some of the topics have been traced back to earlier times, most of the discoveries have occurred in the past century and within the memory of the more senior authors. There is no better way of indicating the kaleidoscopic coverage of the book than by listing its 20 topics


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