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From The CriticsReviewer: Ari Polish, MD(Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine)
Description: This book offers a comprehensive yet concise review of the various diseases that make up malignant hematology, using helpful diagrams and charts.
Purpose: One of the purposes, according to the author, is to help readers keep up to date on the most current findings in this field. This book meets this goal as it concisely summarizes very recent studies. As the author points out, fulfilling this goal going forward will require updated editions.
Audience: It is well suited for hematology fellows as well as hematology practitioners (especially general hematology practitioners who see many different hematologic diseases). It could conceivably be used by residents interested in hematology as well.
Features: Focusing on recent advances in the area of malignant hematology, the book makes excellent use of charts, tables, and pictures as well as text. One can also use the references in book to find the most recent articles relating to a particular subject. The book does not go into depth on issues, but this is not its objective, and readers interested in more can use the references to do so.
Assessment: This book provides a concise overview of topics in malignant hematology. The charts and tables offer excellent, quick reviews of topics. In addition, the contributors appear to be well-respected authorities in the field. The relevance of this book will depend on frequent updates as research in the field continues at a rapid pace.