By Michelson A.D.

The simultaneous e-book of 2 huge, multiauthored books dedicated to blood platelets is a landmark in hematology. In 1970, whilst I accomplished my education, I replaced my examine concentration from pink cells (the curiosity of my mentors) to platelets. little or no was once identified approximately platelets at the moment; it used to be an open box for a starting investigator. What a distinction 3 a long time have made. those books signify the innovative narrowing of concentration that's necessary to the outline of increasing wisdom. whilst i used to be starting my occupation, books during this subspecialty have been easily titled Hematology; later, books on hemostasis and thrombosis seemed; now, with those books, the focal point has narrowed extra, to platelets. the wonderful thing about those books is not only their concentration but in addition their dependent presentation and breadth of subject matters. The books have comparable content material and a virtually parallel layout. either start with stress-free and instructive ancient views that current bills of the evolution of our wisdom approximately platelets written by way of authors whose efficient careers have spanned this evolution: Barry Coller within the Michelson publication; Fraser Mustard, Raelene Kinlough-Rathbone, and Marian Packham within the publication edited by way of Gresele et al. The latter e-book additionally concludes with an extra ancient point of view by way of Gustav Born.

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