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Doody's Review ServiceReviewer: Przemyslaw W. Twardowski, MD (Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine)
Description: This book provides the basic review of various aspects of the physiology of blood: components of blood, immunology, hemostasis, and transfusion medicine.
Purpose: The purpose of the book is to present very complex basics of hematology in an easy-to-understand way, so it can be useful for readers without extensive background in biology and chemistry. There is clearly a need for a book like this because most reviews of hematology are directed to specialists in medicine or hematology.
Audience: The book is addressed to a broad audience: laypeople without extensive scientific background but also to medical professionals including medical students, residents, and practitioners.
Features: The layout of the book and the quality of the tables and illustrations are very good. Very useful are questions that end each chapter and the glossary describing basic terms used in hematology.
Assessment: This is a very useful, concise overview of basic hematology. It emphasizes physiology of the blood and its components, but also addresses some aspects of the pathology of coagulation system and basics of transfusion therapy. This book certainly requires some basic knowledge of biology, but readers without extensive background in medical sciences should find it easy to understand. The illustrations, charts, and tables are clear and very helpful. Questions after each chapter provide for more interactive reading.