John F. Dailey. Somerville, Mass: Medical Consulting Group; 2002. Softcover. 264 pages. ISBN: 0963181963.

Dailey’s Notes on Blood accurately bills itself as a concise, self-teaching, and easy-to-understand book. Each chapter is organized with keywords and glossary words in the margins; a glossary is also located at the end of the book. Study questions at the end of each chapter help the reader to evaluate his or her learning from that chapter. The answers are at the end of the book. The bibliography is up to date with references from 2000 and 2001.

The book begins with a review of the anatomy and physiology of blood and the circulatory system. The chapters are organized from simple to complex subjects, ending with a chapter on transfusion-free medicine. Tables and drawings within each chapter are easy to understand.

Diseases are organized by the blood cell that they affect. Each disease is briefly described...

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