The excellent introduction to these volumes, presented in full in several translations, was written by Giovanni Di Guglielmo. Panels on human DNA, vitamin B12, blood and blood-forming cell cultures, hematologic genetics, leukemia, hemophilia and other hemorrhagic states, anticoagulants, and pediatric hematology are presented.
To illustrate the wide scope of the volumes, one may cite the papers presented by William Dameshek on the Di Guglielmo syndrome, bone marrow infusion in hypoplastic anemia, and clinical experience with chemotherapy of leukemia; the discussion of the plasma clearance of intravenous doses of radioactive vitamin B12 by D. L. Mollin and C. C. Booth; and the symposium on nucleic acids in which E. Chargaff discussed aspects of nucleic acid fractionation. Each paper is published in the language of the author. When this is not English, an English summary is supplied. For physicians interested in hematology, this set is highly recommended.