Essential Haematology (Essentials)

  • Publish Date: 2001-08-15
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Author: A. V. Hoffbrand;J. E. Pettit;P. A. H. Moss
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This is a major revision of the standard textbook of haematology for medical students. The book outlines the basic principles of clinical and laboratory haematology and shows how manifestations of blood diseases can be explained by new knowledge of the disease process.

Essential Haematology describes how advances in molecular biology, immunology, biochemistry and physiology have increased our understanding of normal blood formation and function, and how they are disturbed in different diseases. The impact of molecular biology is apparent, especially in the inherited diseases of thalassaemia, haemophilia and haemostatic defects, and in the sections dealing with growth factors and leukaemogenesis. The range of treatment available for patients continues to expand and is covered in individual chapters as well as in an expanded section on bone marrow transplantation and the management of bone marrow failure. Colour is used for clarity in line diagrams, and all blood and bone marrow appearances are now illustrated by colour photographs.

The book is suitable not only for medical students preparing for final examinations but also for post-graduates preparing for examinations in general medicine and haematology. It will also be a useful resource for nurses and other professionals involved in the care of patients with blood disease.


  • A major revision to text.
  • Full colour illustrations introduced throughout, including clinical pictures, ultrasound pictures, x-rays, CT scans and photomicrographs.
  • New young Professor as co-author (Moss).
  • New design & artwork throughout.
  • Updated for clinical relevance.


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