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William R. Best, MD
JAMA. 1966;196(1):81-83. doi:10.1001/jama.1966.03100140135037.
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General Texts  Wintrobe's Clinical Hematology (ed 5, Lea & Febiger, 1961, $18.50) has been the bible in many centers; it is authoritative, encyclopedic, and well documented. When information on some obscure aspect of a hematologic problem is desired, chances are that a suitable comment and reference can be found in Wintrobe. The presentation is balanced, with a strong clinical orientation. Laboratory Medicine— Hematology by Miale (ed 2, C. V. Mosby, 1962, $17) is a close competitor, for it also is a scholarly work with an excellent bibliography. Emphasis rests more on laboratory than on clinical aspects. Cellular morphology is more thoroughly covered, as exemplified by 37 interesting, illustrative case presentations. Less encyclopedic but more readily digestible as an introduction is DeGruchy's Clinical Hema-tology in Medical Practice (ed 2, F. A. Davis, 1964, $12.50). Descriptions are clear, concise, and accurate, and examination of the blood smear is emphasized. Leavell and


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