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Occasionally a book appears that influences the course of history: Uncle Tom's Cabin is surely the American prototype. In the microcosm of medicine, Wintrobe's Clinical Hematology, first published in 1942, filled this role. In bringing together in one volume what was known about the blood, Wintrobe stimulated an excitement that was undoubtedly one reason for the rapid post-war development of hematology as an area for research and clinical practice. A few years ago, Wintrobe edited an exceptionally entertaining book, Blood, Pure and Eloquent, that traced the history of hematology. Now he has written a companion to that book that concentrates
Hematology, the Blossoming of a Science: A Story of Inspiration and Effort.. Ann Intern Med. ;104:452–453. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-104-3-452_5
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1986;104(3):452-453.
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