Essential Haematology (Essentials)
This was my medical school textbook for a four week module on hematology. What I liked most about the book is that it only presented essential information. The absence of superfluous text allowed me the time to regularly read the assigned chapters while also studying the rest of the material for this class and other classes. I also found the book to be relatively easy to comprehend. (However, this is definitely not on the layman’s level, and a good requisite knowledge of a first year medical school curriculum is necessary before reading.) Virtually every pathologic aspect of hematology is covered in the text: hemopoietic development, anemias, lymphomas and leukemias, coagulation disorders, etc. It also covers some treatments for the various diseases and pathologic processes. This book was an integral part to my studying and understanding hematology. It will definitely sit on my reference shelf for years to come.
I loved this book. I found it extremely useful in my second year of med school and continued to reference it while reviewing for USMLE 1 and during my ward rotations.
It is concise and has great illustrations. It has a nice balance of basic science materials and clinical correlations.