1st Edition

Landmark Papers of the Twentieth Century

Editors: Marshall Lichtman Laurence Boxer Edward Henderson Sanford Shattil Jerry Spivak
Hardcover ISBN: 9780124485105
eBook ISBN: 9780080533896
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 13th April 2000
Page Count: 1065
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This book is a centennial volume celebrating the enormous progress made in hematology in the 20th century. It is edited by Marshall Lichtman, a distinguished senior hematologist, past president of the American Society of Hematology, and co-editor of the leading text in the field.

Hematology is a compendium, with commentaries, of the most important papers published in the field from 1900-1999. The book will be useful for reference--many of the older papers can no longer be found in most libraries, yet are still referred to in current publications, especially review articles--as well as teaching. The Editor and a team of associate editors have included the most important papers covering eight categories: anemia; phagocytic cells; platelets; coagulation and thrombosis; lymphocytes and immune disorders; transfusion medicine; hematologic malignancies and therapeutics; and laboratory developments. Each paper is accompanied by a 1-2 page commentary explaining its impact, and references to the developments that resulted.

Key Features

@introbul:Key Features @bul:* Contains 86 landmark articles from the last 100 years of research in clinical hematology

  • Includes expert commentaries discussing the impact of each article
  • Cites approximately 1000 preceding or subsequent articles of consequence in the commentaries
  • Includes the English translations of nine articles originally published in other languages
  • Provides easy access to several papers that may no longer be found in libraries


Hematologists, pediatric and adult hematologists, oncologists, transfusion medicine MDs, hematopathologists, internists, fellows and residents, molecular biologists and immunologists interested in the structure and function of blood cells, and geneticists.

Table of Contents

Preface Acknowledgments Acknowledgment of Permissions from Publishers and Organizations Section 1 Descriptions of Hematologic Diseases or Syndromes Chronic Cyanosis, with Polycythemia and Enlarged Spleen: A New Clinical Entity American Journal of the Medical Sciences 126:187-201 Commentary Landmark Paper Ueber paroxysmale H~iemoglobinurie [Concerning Paroxysmal Hemoglobinuria] Muenchener Medizinische Wochenschrift 51:1590-1593 Commentary Landmark Paper Translation Pathog6ne de l'ict6re cong6nital de l'adulte [Pathogenesis of Congenital Jaundice of Adults] Semaine Mddicale 27:25-29 Commentary Landmark Paper Translation Peculiar Elongated and Sickle-Shaped Red Corpuscles in a Case of Severe Anemia Archives of Internal Medicine 6:517-521 Commentary Landmark Paper Hereditare h~iemorrhagische Thrombasthenie. Ein Beitrag zur Pathologie der B lutpl~ittchen [Hereditary Hemorrhagic Thrombasthenia: A Contribution on the Pathology of Blood Platelets] Jahrbuch fiir Kinderheilkunde 88:113-141 Commentary Landmark Paper Translation Mononuclear Leukocytosis in Reaction to Acute Infections ("Infectious Mononucleosis") Johns Hopkins Hospital Bulletin 31:410-417 Commentary Landmark Paper Chronic Arthritis in the Adult, Associated with Splenomegaly and Leucopenia Johns Hopkins Hospital Bulletin 35:16-20 Commentary Landmark Paper A Series of Cases of Splenomegaly in Children with Anemia and Peculiar Bone Changes Transactions of the American Pediatric Society 37:29-30 Commentary Landmark Paper An Acute Febrile Pleiochromic Anemia with Hyaline Thrombosis of Terminal Arterioles and Capillaries: An Undescribed Disease Archives of Internal Medicine 36:89-93 Commentar


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About the Editor

Marshall Lichtman

Affiliations and Expertise

University of Rochester School of Medicine, New York, U.S.A.

Laurence Boxer

Affiliations and Expertise

University of Michigan Medical Center, Ann Arbor, U.S.A.

Edward Henderson

Affiliations and Expertise

Veterans Administration, Western New York Health Systems, Buffalo, U.S.A.

Sanford Shattil

Affiliations and Expertise

Scripps Research Institute, La Jolla, California, U.S.A.

Jerry Spivak

Affiliations and Expertise

Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland, U.S.A.


"Great care has been shown by Lichtman and his colleagues. They should be commended for assembling these papers, which reflect closely so many of the important milestones in this fascinating discipline. A book to treasure and browse through to relieve the tensions of the working day." (J.Parker, British Journal of Haematology, 2001) "This book...merits the attention of all hematologists who want to know the origin of their speciality." @source:—-NEW ENGLAND JOURNAL OF MEDICINE (May 2001)