This large volume (1,008 pages) is a comprehensive treatise on the broad field of hematology. It is well organized, very readable, and of practical value to the student, fellow, or clinician. Impressive is the fact that, with the exception of a single chapter on monoclonal gammopathies, the entire book has been written by Dr Linman. He is an articulate and talented teacher. Each chapter is backed up with a very rich bibliography, often containing very recent references that have been well selected. The text is well cross-indexed with referral to specific pages for related material. The paper and typography are of high quality.
True to its subtitle, the treatise documents "physiologic, pathophysiologic and clinical principles." The many tables, graphs, and illustrations, often borrowed from the literature, are extremely helpful in making clear a number of complex subjects. A large number of these are electron micrographs. It is regrettable, however, especially