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is established as the most authoritative introduction to the subject for bioscience and medical students, junior doctors, laboratory scientists and nurses. Beautifully presented, it introduces the formation and function of blood cells and diseases that arise from dysfunction and disruption of these processes. Basic science, diagnostic tests and clinical features and management are all easily explained.
The 5th edition has been reorganized to increase the focus on discrete disorders to show the increased understanding of the causation of blood disorders and improved diagnostic techniques and clinical management. A new standardized approach to describing disease and management has also been introduced. The authors' engaging style and inviting presentation continue to make Essential Haematology the perfect learning and reference text.
“An extraordinarily comprehensive textbook covering all aspects of Haematology, brought to life by fantastic use of full colour illustrations, diagrams, and photographs. Since a thorough knowledge of Haematology is the backbone of medical diagnosis, this book is definitely to be recommended to all medical students… and beyond!” Medical Student, Cambridge
“This is an excellent comprehensive yet concise book, which will give you a complete overview of Haematology, a crucial topic for students to master. It has well drawn diagrams, clear explanations, and lots of pictures.” Medical Student, Barts and The London University
“This book is a must for every med student’s book shelf. It’s a perfect book containing everything you need to or will be expected to know while in medical school and as a junior doctor. Explanations are clear and easy to understand, diagrams are colourful, and the pictures make the clinical scenario/patient come to life before your eyes." Medical Student, University College, Dublin
“I’ve always had problems with understanding haematological malignancies and this book has proven very useful in this regard. It’s a useful reference which can go a long way to addressing the gap between what is taught and what is expected! Whether you’re a medical student or junior doctor, this is a great book.” Medical Student, GKT
“Essential Haematology is an excellent core text. Filled with coloured diagrams, radiographs, and clinical pictures, the text is beautifully illustrated throughout. The book is laid out in an easy to understand way and is comprehensively and concisely written covering the basic medical sciences of haematological disorders, clinical features, diagnostic tests, and management of various conditions.” Medical Student, University of Manchester
"If you are looking to buy a haematology book then I would definitely go for this one based on how comprehensive it is." GKT Gazette
“Comprehensive look at the biochemical, physiological and immunological processes … .Designed to help medical students grasp the essential features of modern clinical and laboratory hematology.”
National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases
is established as the most authoritative introduction to the subject for bioscience and medical students, junior doctors, laboratory scientists and nurses. This new edition is beautifully presented, introducing the formation and function of blood cells, and diseases that arise from dysfunction and disruption of these processes. Basic science, diagnostic tests and clinical features and management are all easily explained.
THE introductory text for clinical and laboratory haematology
- An authoritative and accessible textbook now fully revised
- Beautifully presented – a joy to learn from
- Features a new standardized approach to clinical features and management of disease
Professor A.V. Hoffbrand- Emeritus Professor of Haematology, Royal Free and University College Medical School, London.
Professor P.A.H. Moss- Professor of Haematology, University of Birmingham.
Dr J.E. Pettit- Haematologist, Medlab South, Christchurch, New Zealand.
Table of Contents
Preface to fifth edition.
Preface to first edition.
1 Blood cell formation (haemopoiesis).
2 Erythropoiesis and general aspects of anaemia.
3 Hypochromic anaemias and iron overload.
4 Megaloblastic anaemias and other macrocytic anaemias.
5 Haemolytic anaemias.
6 Genetic disorders of haemoglobin.
7 The white cells 1: granulocytes, monocytes and their benign disorders.
8 The white cells 2: lymphocytes and their benign disorders.
9 The spleen.
10 The aetiology and genetics of haematological malignancies.
11 Management of haematological malignancy.
12 Acute leukaemias.
13 Chronic myeloid leukaemia.
15 The chronic lymphoid leukaemias.
16 Hodgkin’s lymphoma.
17 Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma.
18 Multi myeloma and related disorders.
19 Myeloproliferative disorders.
20 Aplastic anaemia and bone marrow failure.
21 Stem cell transplantation.
22 Platelets, blood coagulation and haemostasis.
23 Bleeding disorders caused by vascular and platelet abnormalities.
24 Coagulation disorders.
25 Thrombosis and antithrombotic therapy.
26 Haematological changes in systemic disease.
27 Blood transfusion.
28 Pregnancy and neonatal haematology.
1 Principal features of known cluster differentiation (CD) molecules.
2 Normal values.
3 World Health Organization (WHO) classification of myeloid and lymphoid neoplasms