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From The CriticsReviewer: Valerie L. Ng, PhD MD(Alameda County Medical Center/Highland Hospital)
Description: This is the second edition of a comprehensive textbook covering all aspects of hematology and hemostasis. The first edition was published in 1995.
Purpose: The purpose is to provide a comprehensive hematology/hemostasis textbook for clinical laboratory scientist (CLS) students, practicing CLSs, medical students, and residents. The intent of this updated edition is to provide the information in shorter, more manageable, and user-friendly chapters.
Audience: This book would appeal to clinical laboratory scientist students and practitioners, medical students desiring more in-depth information on the performance of clinical hematology and hemostasis testing, and residents early in their training (because of the relative lack of clinical correlation in this book as compared with standard medical textbooks).
Features: "This book is divided into 11 major areas, each containing multiple small chapters. Each chapter follows a standard and extremely useful format — objectives are clearly outlined at the beginning of each chapter, a case study follows and emphasizes the main teaching points, then the relevant text ensues, followed by a summary of the chapter ("chapter at a glance"), and ending with self-assessment review questions. This thoughtful layout assures that the reader stays focused on the major learning points and has a chance to review targeted areas prior to taking the self-exam. The text is concise and reads easily. The collection of photos and photomicrographs in this book is breathtaking in its depth and breadth; such a broad range of depicted clinical hematological disorders is rarely found in a single book. This book would be worth the price for the pictures alone! I really liked the section on hematology automation — not a common feature in standard medical hematology books, but absolutely essential for current CLS training programs. Finally, the book is physically very attractive, with nice use of color to emphasize and reinforce various teaching points. "
Assessment: This is a great book for CLS students and practitioners. I would highly recommend it for any CLS training program.