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Books about Hematopathology and Hematology

Many books relating to hematopathology and hematology are available. The following are just a few:

  • Pathology and Genetics of Tumors of Haematopoietic and Lymphoid Tissues (a WHO Blue Book). The best book of all. A fantastically concise, authoritative, well-illustrated, and inexpensive compendium of all the hematolymphoid tumors known to humankind.
  • Neoplastic Hematopathology, by Daniel Knowles. An encyclopedic, outstanding source, from a pathology viewpoint. Excellent chapters on white cell antigens (such as are assayed by flow cytometry) and leukemia cytochemistries. Getting a little old (2001).
  • Blood: Principles and Practice of Hematology, by Robert Handin et al.; Hematology: Basic Principles and Practice, by Ronald Hoffman et al.; and Williams Hematology, by Ernest Beutler et al. All 3 are encyclopedic sources for all things hematologic. Emphasis is clinical, not pathological.
  • Bone Marrow Pathology, by Kathryn Foucar. This is a big, bonny book, beautifully illustrated, fairly exhaustive, and clearly written. It includes non-neoplastic aspects of the subject.
  • Flow Cytometry in Clinical Diagnosis, by David Keren et al. and Flow Cytometry in Hematopathology, by Nguyen et al.: two good books on a very important ancillary technique.
  • Neoplastic Diseases of the Blood, by Peter Wiernik et al. A thick book on leukemias and lymphomas, largely from a clinical viewpoint.
There is a relative dearth of good, up-to-date reference books focusing soley on lymph nodes. Two that might be useful are:
  • Atlas of Lymphoid Hyperplasia and Lymphoma, by Ferry and Harris.
  • Ioachim's Lymph Node Pathology, by Ioachim and Ratech. It's best feature is its deep coverage of reactive lymph node pathology.

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