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The dictum that a thorough understanding of the physiologic basis of medicine is essential to the proper management of a patient applies perhaps more to hematology than to many other disciplines. Dr. Spivak and 25 other contributors have made an admirable attempt to meet this dictum. It is refreshing that a text written for the non-specialist covers a wide range of subjects, from the role of the pluripotent stem cells in hematopoiesis to the complex interactions among the clotting factors.
Outstanding chapters include those on stem cells, hemoglobinopathies and thalassemias, macrophages and monocytes, lymphocytes, plasma cell dyscrasias, transfusion therapy, and
Fundamentals of Clinical Hematology.. Ann Intern Med. ;94:828. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-94-6-828_1
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1981;94(6):828.
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