Hematology in Clinical Practice, fifth edition, is written specifically for clinicians–medical students, physicians in training including residents and fellows, primary care internists or family practitioners, and hematologists/oncologists. It is a practical guide to the diagnosis and treatment of disorders of red blood cells, white blood cells, and hemostasis. Each disease state is discussed in terms of the underlying pathophysiology, clinical features that suggest the diagnosis, the use of state-of-the-art laboratory tests in the diagnosis and differential diagnosis of the condition, and current management strategies. For the student or physician in training, chapter sections additionally provide a case-based discussion of the systematic approach to the workup of a patient with hematologic disease, providing a foundation for clinical training.
We would like to thank Dr. Joseph P. Fanning and Dr. James McArthur for photographs from their personal collections, and Catherine Hartung for her artwork.