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Clinical Practice of Blood Transfusion

Edgar H. Pierce Jr, MD
JAMA. 1982;247(18):2596-2597. doi:10.1001/jama.1982.03320430092047.
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This single-volume text on clinical blood transfusion has two editors and 32 additional contributing authors, each with outstanding credentials in the area of blood transfusion. The two editors have almost imperceptibly blended the multispecialty, multinational contributions into a smooth, flowing text.

Drs Swisher and Petz, in their introduction, leave no doubt that the blood transfusion service is an active part of clinical medicine, and the orientation of each of the writers encourages that point of view. With concise coverage of a broad range of topics covering the biology, technology, and organization of transfusional blood services, an amazing amount of depth is present. In areas where information seems to stand somewhat alone, documentation with numerous references and a copious bibliography is evident.

The topics cover areas of recent publication and discussion at meetings and include new techniques that span pheresis, in vitro testing, and blood order scheduling. In general the text

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