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Doody's Review ServiceReviewer: Gerald A Soff, M.D.(Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine)
Description: This is a soft-covered, pocket-sized manual of clinical hematology. It serves as a quick, practical guide for the student or house officer.
Purpose: As the author indicates, it is intended to be a handy guide. It is not intended to be all inclusive, and the treatment regimens discussed should not be viewed as complete. It provides a balance between the pathophysiology of and therapeutic guidelines for hematologic disorders and serves this purpose well. It is not appropriate for the fellow or attending in hematology, but its authors note it is not intended for this purpose.
Audience: It is intended for the student or house officer and other nonhematology practitioners of medicine.
Features: The overall presentation is a balance between the pathophysiology and management of blood disorders. The illustrations consist of supporting tables and figures and appropriately supplement the text. The index is satisfactory, but at times the cross-references are not complete. The references are current and will provide a good guide for further reading.
Assessment: This will be a popular manual for students and housestaff. It provides considerable updated material from the previous edition. When students or house officers desire to learn more about a hematologic problem during call, they will be pleased to have this manual at their disposal.