I’m happy to announce the arrival of the last of our three Pathology Student Compendia: the Hematopathology Compendium. This compendium includes all of the best and most popular Pathology Student essays on hematopathology and coagulation, with some new and unpublished essays to round out the content – plus a bunch of new and better images.

We now have a complete set of compendia on the three big areas of pathology: anatomic (or surgical) pathology, general pathology, and hematopathology. I like these compendia because instead of trying to cover every single disease or system, like a textbook would, they focus on the areas of pathology that are most troublesome. In the Hematopathology Compendium, these areas include things like: what to look for when you’re reading a blood smear, how to tell the different kinds of anemia apart, what are the important points about the different myeloproliferative disorders, why do we need both the intrinsic and extrinsic pathways of coagulation, and how to make sense out of the different coagulation tests. I have had a LOT of student questions on heme and coag over the years, and at 250 pages and 99 essays, this compendium covers pretty much all of them.

This book is basically a sweet redesign and update of our Pathology Student heme and coag content – I want to be clear about that. I took all the posts on hemat and coag (there are a ton of them!), weeded out the ones that I didn’t like so much or that people rarely used, and re-edited and updated the remaining posts, adding new photos where I could. There are some new essays too. So you can find most of the content online, if you’d rather do it that way.

But people seem to like having the content in a permanent book format because it’s more portable (you don’t need wifi to access it), more convenient (it’s all organized by topic and disease, and the posts are in a logical order), and more readable (it reads like a book, without any distracting sidebars or web stuff).

Let me know what you think! I post reviews (with permission) on our website (you can see the latest one on the right) – so your comments and thoughts are most welcome.