Dr Lanzkowski calls his new textbook of hematology-oncology "a treatise for the clinician," and it seems to fit this description well. The book is not presented as an encyclopedic text of pediatric hematology-oncology. Rather, it presents a practical clinical approach to the differential diagnosis of hematologic disorders. The book was written to appeal particularly to the medical student, to the student of pediatric hematology-oncology, and to physicians practicing clinical pediatrics. It is easy to read and well indexed, and it includes a large number of tables. In this regard, Dr Lanzkowski has gone to great lengths to tabulate and summarize large blocks of data for concise presentation. This type of presentation is a great aid to the busy clinician or haggard house officer who lacks the time or inclination to read extensive discussions in the text.
The first ten chapters include disorders of RBCs, WBCs, and platelets. There is an