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Essential Haematology is established as the most authoritative introduction to haematology. Beautifully presented, it introduces the formation and function of blood cells and diseases that arise from dysfunction and disruption of these processes. Basic science, diagnostic tests, clinical features and management are all clearly explained. The book outlines the basic principles of clinical and laboratory haematology and shows how manifestations of blood diseases can be explained by new knowledge of the disease processes. For the first time, Essential Haematology is fully supported by a suite of online MCQs and answers, and is now available as a FREE enhanced Wiley Desktop Edition (upon purchase of the book).
• The sixth edition of the best-selling introductory haematology textbook
• Written by leading haematology educators
• Thoroughly updated to reflect the latest research in this fast-moving field
• Contains summary boxes at the end of each chapter
• Supplemented by an online test-bank containing multiple choice questions and answers at
• Includes an expanded treatment range and an expanded section on bone marrow failure and transplantation
• Available as an interactive, enhanced FREE Wiley Desktop Edition

"...a major revision of a standard textbook providing an account of the essential features of clinical and laboratory hematology."

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Editorial Reviews

Doody's Review Service
Reviewer: Valerie L. Ng, PhD MD(Alameda County Medical Center/Highland Hospital)
Description: This book is appropriately titled — it broadly covers all aspects of clinical hematology. The previous edition was published in 2006.
Purpose: The purpose is to provide a comprehensive book on clinical hematology geared for undergraduates. These are very worthy objectives well met by this edition.
Audience: The book is intended for "undergraduates," according to its U.K. authors. In the U.S., it would be perfect for first or second year medical students or residents very early in their training (e.g., interns) who want a quick refresher on clinical hematology, and practicing physicians might find it helpful as a refresher as well. Allied health students or practitioners also would find this book useful. The authors are internationally renowned experts in the field.
Features: This is a wonderful introduction to clinical hematology. This new edition was necessary because of the rapid pace at which the molecular and genetic bases of hematological disorders are being uncovered. Its 30 chapters span all you could ever want to know about hematology — hematopoiesis, benign hematological disorders, hematological malignancies, stem cell transplantation, coagulation, hematological manifestations of systemic disease, transfusion medicine, and pregnancy and neonatal hematology. Whew! Two appendixes cover "normal values" (reference ranges) and the 2008 WHO classification of hematological and/or lymphoid tumors. The writing is wonderfully clear and concise and key points are well made. The layout of each chapter is standardized, visually engaging with clear delineations of sections containing more in-depth information or an overall chapter summary. A companion website enables readers to access interactive quizzes or download figures or tables from the book. My only very, very minor gripe is that some of the photomicrographs do not have faithful color reproduction (e.g., blue or yellow tints). (Although it's not mentioned, the first author has a wonderful book (Color Atlas of Clinical Hematology, 4th edition, Hoffbrand et al. (Elsevier, 2010)), which would be a great companion reference for anyone wanting more in-depth information.) Of note, the recently published Pathophysiology of Blood Disorders, Bunn and Aster (McGraw-Hill, 2011), reprises a three-week lecture series for second year Harvard medical students. While both books may be directed at the same primary audience, the Bunn and Aster book incorporates scientific advances more effortlessly and thoroughly, whereas this book is better at translating scientific knowledge into everyday clinical practice.
Assessment: This is a great introductory book on clinical hematology. I'd recommend it for anyone early in their medical training or practice, or for any established practitioner wanting a quick refresher course in the subject.
From the Publisher
"I recommend this no longer small masterpiece to all who would like to know more about haematology but do not have the good fortune or time to become card-carrying haematologists." (The Bulletin of The Royal College of Pathologists, 1 January 2012)

"This is a great introductory book on clinical hematology. I'd recommend it for anyone early in their medical training or practice, or for any established practitioner wanting a quick refresher course in the subject." (Doody's, 2 September 2011)

"Recommended by the British Medical Journal and supported by an online suite of resources, this well-resented full-colour text offers a comprehensive introduction to the creation and functioning of the major blood cells." (Times Higher Education Supplement, 24 February 2011)

"Much improved version. I liked the descriptive style where blocks of information gathered on same subject and easy for students to 'connect the dots'." (Athar Aziz, School of Environment & Life Sciences, University of Salford)

Reviews of the previous edition:

"This is a beautiful book ... packed with superb colour figures, laboratory and clinical illustrations, and is magnificently laid out. The text is clearly written, contains excellent, up-to-date background science, comprehensive clinical and laboratory data and sensible advice on the management of a full range of haematological disorders. My own students were delighted to see a copy and were unanimous in their view that this is a high quality bargain." (Journal of Clinical Pathology)

"The molecular and biochemical aspects of modern haematology are simply and clearly explained throughout, so encouraging students to read further from the comprehensive reading list at the end of each chapter.... It is a difficult book to fault and must take first place as the undergraduates' handbook for haematology." (British Medical Journal)

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781405198905
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 3/29/2011
  • Series: Essentials Series, #39
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 6
  • Pages: 468
  • Sales rank: 620,276
  • Product dimensions: 7.40 (w) x 9.60 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Victor Hoffbrand is Emeritus Professor of Haematology at University College London and Honorary Consultant Haematologist at the Royal Free Hospital, London

Paul Moss is Professor of Haematology at the University of Birmingham, UK

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Table of Contents

Preface to the Sixth Edition vii

Preface to the First Edition ix

How to get the best out of your textbook x

1 Haemopoiesis 1

2 Erythropoiesis and general aspects of anaemia 15

3 Hypochromic anaemias 33

4 Iron overload 50

5 Megaloblastic anaemias and other macrocytic anaemias 58

6 Haemolytic anaemias 73

7 Genetic disorders of haemoglobin 88

8 The white cells 1: granulocytes, monocytes and their benign disorders 108

9 The white cells 2: lymphocytes and their benign disorders 126

10 The spleen 142

11 The aetiology and genetics of haematological malignancies 150

12 Management of haematological malignancy 166

13 Acute myeloid leukaemia 178

14 Chronic myeloid leukaemia 191

15 The non-leukaemic myeloproliferative neoplasms 200

16 Myelodysplasia 214

17 Acute lymphoblastic leukaemia 223

18 The chronic lymphoid leukaemias 234

19 Hodgkin lymphoma 245

20 Non-Hodgkin lymphoma 253

21 Multiple myeloma and related disorders 272

22 Aplastic anaemia and bone marrow failure 288

23 Stem cell transplantation 297

24 Platelets, blood coagulation and haemostasis 314

25 Bleeding disorders caused by vascular and platelet abnormalities 330

26 Coagulation disorders 345

27 Thrombosis and antithrombotic therapy 362

28 Haematological changes in systemic disease 381

29 Blood transfusion 397

30 Pregnancy and neonatal haematology 413


1 Normal values 424

2 World Health Organization classifi cation of tumours of the haematopoietic and lymphoid tissues 426

Index 431

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