Mar 18, 2011 | Comments 3
John P. Greer, Maxwell Myer Wintrobe, “Wintrobe’s clinical hematology” 12th edition
Pages: 3232 | 2008 | ISBN: 0781765072 | File type: CHM | Vol 1 2 | 67.25 mb
Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), 09-DEC-09, Volume 302, Issue 22, Paulette Mehta, MD, MPH, Departments of Hematology/Oncology, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Central Arkansas Veterans Healthcare System “This is the 12th and most complete iteration of Wintrobe’s Clinical Hematology, first published in 1942 by Maxwell Meyer Wintrobe, a leading hematologist at that time. In the years since, the book has been updated, the science elaborated, and the number of editors expanded. Yet subsequent editions have retained the strength of the first editionThe current editorial team consists of the 5 experts who edited the previous edition, along with 2 new editors. All are experts in pediatric or adult hematology/hematopathology, and all are located in North America. More than 150 author-experts have contributed. “The book is encyclopedic in its coverage of biology and pathophysiology as well as of clinical practice. It is one of the largest hematology textbooks, comprising 2 volumes totaling 2606 pages. It offers an exhaustive panorama of diagrams, figures, standard and electron micrographs, algorithms, schemas, and protocols-all in color “Chapters on hematologic malignancies are up to date and include new and potential future treatments. Treatment regimens are schematized and compared and contrasted with each other. For example, the protocols for leukemia are shown in parallel using color-coded blocks, making for easy and comparison of different regimens and helping clinicians to design their own protocols as needed based on benefits and toxicities. Juxtaposition of chromosome and genomic features with hematologic clinical features and prognoses are helpful for scientists and clinicians alike. The book is current and provides descriptions of novel agents and of emerging treatments in the pipeline. All chapters are consistent in style, format, and referencing. Figures abound-there are 1 to 5 figures per page, intermixed with the text. Tables are uniform in style throughout. “The book is accompanied by an electronic edition, also in full color, providing the complete text and all of the figures, schemas, and tables. The electronic content is fully searchable by topic, citation, author, or keyword. The tables and figures are useful for reviewing a chapter or presenting material to peers. Readers will find little information about geriatric hematology or stem cell transplantation; however, specialized textbooks are available in each of those topics. What readers of Wintrobe’s Clinical Hematology will find is a comprehensive, encyclopedic, accurate, and authoritative review of classic hematology that exquisitely intertwines basic molecular biology with the clinical diagnosis and treatment of disease.”-Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA)
Established since 1942 as the leading hematology textbook, Wintrobe’s Clinical Hematology is now in its thoroughly revised Twelfth Edition. The text continues its tradition of correlating basic science with the clinical practice of hematology and is organized to help physicians find clinical answers quickly and easily.
The Twelfth Edition is in full color for the first time, includes more international contributors, and has two new editors, Daniel A. Arber, MD and Robert T. Means, Jr., MD. Highlights include expanded coverage of molecular genetics and pathogenesis, more hematopathology illustrations, and current information on new medications and their rapid bench-to-bedside development. Four new chapters cover anemias unique to the newborn period, pathology of LHC and other histiocytic disorders, tumors of the spleen, and pathology and classification of myeloproliferative disorders and mast cell disease.
A companion Website will offer the fully searchable text and an image bank.