The Oxford Handbook Series are generally for doctors in post-graduate specialities but are useful for junior doctors and the interested medical student for quick reference or revision. This a tremendous and comprehensive aid. As a Consultant haematologist of over 25 years, this is a concise useful aid for quick referral with further reading suggestions. This is beyond medical student requirements as a purchase but can be dipped into for specific topics. I have it available for juniors working in haematology albeit for short periods. Having taught students and junior doctors who are now eminent in haematology (not entirely due to me),this should be directed to the relevant medical personnel. It is not for the casual reader. It covers haematological malignancies (leukaemia etc), coagulation disorders, blood transfusion apart from the bread and butter deficiencies and the more esoteric. Excellent handbook.
on 2 March 2010
BRILLIANT HANDBOOK WITH GREAT IMPROVEMENTS OVER THE YEARS.INVALUABLE FOR HAEMATOLOGY CLINIC AS WELL AS SPECIALISED HAEMATOLOGY CLINICS (MYELOMA,LYMPHOMA,HAEMOSTASIS..CLINICS)
I FOUND IT USEFUL FOR TRAINEES,SPECIALISTS IN HAEMATOLOGY AS WELL AS TO A MEDICAL STUDENT WHO LIKE TO EXPLORE THE FIELD OF HAEMATOLOGY.
IT IS USEFUL ALSO FOR QUICK ANSWERS IN THE WARDS OF HAEMATOLOGY & STEM CELL TRANSPLANT UNITS.
I BOUGHT THE VENYL COVER EDITION & HAD A FREE SOFT COVER EDITION SENT TO ME FROM A DRUG REP. WHICH I FOUND IT LIGHTER TO CARRY & MORE CONVENIENT.
3RD EDITION CARRIES GOOD DEMONSTRATIONS & COLOURED PLATES OF BLOOD & BONE MARROW FILMS BUT I THINK IT NEEDS TO CHANGE ALL THE BLACK & WHITE FILMS TO COULOURD.ALSO NEEDS TO DO COLOURED INDEX & KEY FACT BOXES AS IN THE 8TH. EDITION OF OXFORD HANDBOOK OF MEDICINE.
FINALLY IT IS A VALUE FOR MONEY & INTENT.
DEPT. OF HAEMATOLOGY,
UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL OF NORTH STAFFORDSHIRE,
on 26 April 2010
As a hematologist, I must be on call now and again. Hematology has grown as a speciality and one cannot cope with the many varied clinical situations. However, this book covers most part of the hematology topics, both malign and benign, sometimes with too much information.
This book is a very good reference for the resident, the consultant and even the medicine student alike. I'd like some more concrete topics on some subjects (i.e. exact doses of medication or practical management in some cases,) but I must concede that is not always possible, because a book cannot cope with all the clinical situations in real life.
A well spent money.