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Doody's Review ServiceReviewer: Robert Chen, MD (City of Hope)
Description: This is an update of a comprehensive textbook of clinical hematology that covers both benign and malignant hematological conditions, accompanied by many excellent diagrams, pictures, and tables. The previous edition was published in 2009.
Purpose: The purpose is to provide a comprehensive and accessible account of the history, science, and clinical practice of hematology. This is a field that requires constant updates since the biological understanding continues to evolve and novel treatment strategies are added every year.
Audience: The intended audience encompasses the entire spectrum of healthcare providers, including medical students, nurses, residents, clinicians, and scientists, but it is most appropriate for residents, fellows, and practicing clinicians with a special interest in hematology.
Features: The book covers the basics of hematology, including laboratory hematology, normal hematological systems, transfusion medicine, disorders of red cells, leukocytes, and platelets, and malignant hematology. It extensively covers benign hematology including history, diagnostic tests, and treatment options. The artwork, pictures, diagrams and tables enhance understanding of the concepts.
Assessment: This is an excellent book for residents/fellows/and clinicians in hematology. The 13th edition is a justified replacement of the previous edition due to the advances in the understanding of the biology, diagnostic tests, and treatment options in the intervening years.