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From The CriticsReviewer: Lisa Boggio, MS, MD (Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine)
Description: The 11th edition of this book continues to provide an outstanding resource to hematologists. It expands on the 10th edition published in 1998 with the addition of Web site references and the inclusion of gene array analysis in disease descriptions.
Purpose: This book continues the Wintrobe tradition of incorporating the history of hematology with newer advances. Complete descriptions of testing methods, normal conditions, and the clinicopathologic basis of disease are included. With the fast-paced advances in monoclonal antibody therapy, gene therapy, and targeted molecules, an updated edition was needed. This edition has managed to bring all this together along with Web-based references to guide readers to more information.
Audience: This is an essential book for all hematolgists. Fellows and clinical specialists in hematology may benefit as well. This is not the book for students wishing to learn the basics of hematology. All topics are covered in-depth and may be above the level of the student.
Features: The book begins with the basics, the recognition of normal states. Diseases of the red blood cells, white blood cells, and platelets are covered. Information about transfusion medicine is also included. Thrombosis and hemostasis topics are well covered. As always, the authors are well-known and respected. The color plates are particularly striking.
Assessment: This a great addition to the Wintrobe tradition full of new, updated information and an essential item for any hematologist.