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Following the familiar, easy-to-use at a Glance format, and in full-colour, Haematology at a Glance is an accessible introduction and revision text for medical students. Fully revised and updated to reflect changes to the content and assessment methods used by medical schools, this at a Glance provides a user-friendly overview of haematology to encapsulate all that the student needs to know.

This new edition of Haematology at a Glance: 

  • Contains full-colour artwork throughout, making the subject easy to understand
  • Presents schematic diagrams on the left page and concise explanations on the right
  • Has been rearranged to provide more structured and logical coverage of the topics
  • Includes more explanation of the basics of haematology science and the latest clinical treatments
  • Features expanded chapters on Lymphoma and Myeloproliferative disorders - incorporating new advances in knowledge and practice
  • Contains self-assessment case studies and MCQs

This book is an invaluable resource for all undergraduates in medicine, immunology, and pharmacy, as well as for junior doctors, nurses and clinical nurse specialists and pharmacists who all need an introduction to haematology.

Review of the previous edition

"This is a very colourful book which concisely and clearly covers the areas of haematology for the undergraduate... this book is a welcome and reliable source of information.” Surgo, Glasgow University Medical Journal

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781405179706
  • Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 5/4/2009
  • Series: At a Glance Series , #5
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 128
  • Product dimensions: 8.40 (w) x 10.80 (h) x 0.30 (d)

Meet the Author

Professor Atul Mehta, Consultant Haematologist, Royal Free Hospital, London

Professor A Victor Hoffbrand, Consultant Haematologist, Royal Free Hospital, London

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Table of Contents


Part 1 Basic physiology and practice.

1 Haemopoiesis: physiology and pathology.

2 Normal blood cells I: red cells.

3 Normal blood cells II: granulocytes, monocytes and the reticuloendothelial system.

4 Normal blood cells III: lymphocytes.

5 Lymph nodes, the lymphatic system and the spleen.

6 Clinical assessment.

7 Laboratory assessment.

8 Practical procedures.

9 Benign disorders of white cells: granulocytes, monocytes, macrophages and lymphocytes.

Part 2 Red cell disorders.

10 General aspects of red cells.

11 Iron I: physiology and deficiency.

12 Iron II: overload and sideroblastic anaemia.

13 Megaloblastic anaemia I: vitamin B12 and folic acid deficiency — biochemical basis, causes.

14 Megaloblastic anaemia II: clinical features, treatment and other macrocytic anaemias.

15 Haemolytic anaemias I: general.

16 Haemolytic anaemias II: inherited membrane and enzyme defects.

17 Haemolytic anaemias III: acquired.

18 Haemolytic anaemias IV: genetic defects of haemoglobin — thalassaemia.

19 Haemolytic anaemias V: genetic defects of haemoglobin — sickle cell disease.

Part 3 White cell disorders — myeloid.

20 Bone marrow failure.

21 Haematological malignancy: basic mechanisms.

22 Acute leukaemia I: classification and diagnosis.

23 Acute leukaemia II: treatment and prognosis.

24 Chronic myeloid leukaemia.

25 Myelodysplasia.

26 Myeloproliferative disorders I: introduction.

27 Myeloproliferative disorders II: polycythaemia rubra vera.

28 Myeloproliferative disorders III: essential thrombocythaemia and myelofibrosis.

Part 4 White cell disorders — lymphoid.

29 Chronic lymphocytic leukaemia.

30 Multiple myeloma.

31 Lymphoma I: Hodgkin lymphoma (Hodgkin’s disease).

32 Lymphoma II: Non-Hodgkin lymphoma — aetiology and classification.

33 Lymphoma III: Non-Hodgkin lymphoma — clinical and laboratory features of commoner subtypes.

34 Lymphoma IV: Non-Hodgkin lymphoma — treatment and prognosis.

Part 5 Clotting disorders.

35 Normal haemostasis I: vessel wall and platelets.

36 Normal haemostasis II: coagulation factors and fibrinolysis.

37 Disorders of haemostasis I: vessel wall and platelets.

38 Disorders of haemostasis II: inherited disorders of coagulation.

39 Disorders of haemostasis III: acquired.

40 Thrombosis and thrombophilia.

41 Anticoagulation.

Part 6 Systemic conditions.

42 Haematological aspects of systemic disease I: inflammation — malignancy.

43 Haematological aspects of systemic disease II: renal, liver, endocrine, amyloid.

44 Haematological aspects of systemic disease III: infection.

45 Haematology of pregnancy and infancy.

Part 7 Treatment and procedures.

46 Blood transfusion I.

47 Blood transfusion II.

48 Stem cell transplantation.

49 General aspects of treatment.

50 Haematological effects of drugs.


Part 8 Self-assessment.


Case studies and questions.

Answers to MCQs.

Answers to case studies.


I Glossary.

II Normal values.

III Cluster nomenclature.

IV Further reading

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