on 22 December 2006
Haematology is an under-taught area of the undergraduate medical curriculum not clearly sitting in any of the general fields which as medical students we are exposed to.
This book is really well illustrated with some very insightful microscopy slides with good text to back it up and explain the material. This is in some contrast to the competition out there.
On the negative side however, there is more detail than the undergraduate needs, but this is admitted in the preface and blue lines indicate the 'extension material' which is necessary for 'honours students'!
I've always had problems with understanding haematological malignancies and this book has proven very helpful in this regard. It's a useful reference which can go a long way to addressing the gap between what is taught and what is expected! Whether you're a medical student or junior doctor this is a great book.
on 28 April 2009
If you actually work in a hospital haematology lab I'm sure you'll be able to get this from work but I am obsessed with textbooks and therefore had to purchase my own copy! So in depth about numerous haematological conditions including haemoglobinopathies, coagolpathies, anaemias and leukaemias as well as other conditions where blood test results would be anomalous, packed with pictures, blood film scans and tables - very easy to understand but also incredibly detailed.
on 11 January 2009
As a haematologist, I find this book an excellent basic text or a primer for the subject. Haematology is often explained in a very complicated way, so students don't like it very much, and what is worse, don't understand those parts that are essential for their everyday work in any field: anemias, coagulation, haematological consequences of systemic diseases... this book contains a very thorough, but simple explanation for haematological problems and diseases, and is a good basis if you want to understand the subject. As a matter of fact, I use it to prepare lectures for undergraduates and they usually find the explanation suffciently clear and interesting.
on 6 December 2006
Essential Haematology is an excellent core text. Filled with coloured diagrams, radiographs, and clinical pictures the text is beautifully illustrated through out. The book is laid out in an easy to understand way and is comprehensively and concisely written covering the basic medical sciences of haematological disorders, Clinical featres, Diagnostic Tests and Management of various conditions. This book is useful to not only medical students and nurses but also Junior doctors as well.
on 14 January 2007
An extraordinarily comprehensive textbook covering all aspects of Haematology, brought to life by fantastic use of full colour illustrations, diagrams and photographs. Since a thorough knowledge of Haematology is the backbone of medical diagnosis, this book is definitely to be recommended to all medical students...and beyond!