The Complete Hematopathology Guide

Covers all of hematopathology without making you feel overwhelmed.


Studying for Heme can be a bear.

You might find you need a source that walks the line between a two-volume tiny-print hematopathology set and your class PowerPoints.

Heme is another pathology topic that just isn’t that damn hard once you understand how things are put together. Without that basic framework, it’s easy (and scary) to get lost in the trees and not see the forest, or whatever that saying is.

You may find you need a little review about what normal blood cells and bone marrows look like, and how to use a CBC. You’ll also need to understand how these disorders are classified – and then there are a finite number for you to learn. Bam!

What makes this book so great?

The most valuable feature is its selectiveness. It covers everything you’ll need to know (all the morphology, criteria, molecular stuff, cytogenetic changes, immunophenotypes) but nothing more. In other words, no research stuff or super rare disease variants.

About equally important is the emphasis on understanding things from the ground up (how is a leukemia different than a lymphoma?).

Plus, there’s a bunch of cool stuff: little clinical pearls, stuff you’ll be pimped on over and over, and lots of questions (and answers) so you can test your knowledge.

What Students Say about The Complete Hematopathology Guide

I am a third year MD student, and I can honestly tell you this review is hands down the best hematology guide you can find. It’s just descriptive enough without being overly informational. Very high yield. Highly recommended.

BD Ayotte

Kristine Krafts did a fantastic job of creating a succinct study guide to various hematological deficiencies and diseases. It’s easy to read and gives you all the necessary information in the process. It’s also laugh-out-loud funny, which is something most science overview books should aspire to be.

Jay Allen

It is NOT an extremely detailed academic textbook for people who are well-versed in hematolopathology. It’s more of an overall review, with a really nice, easy-to-read conversational tone. Without it, I think I would be feeling completely overwhelmed right now. Instead, I feel like I’ve got a good handle on things.

Yo Yo

More Details on what The Complete Hematopathology Guide covers

Hematology basics

  • Normal blood and marrow
  • How to wisely use the CBC
  • Clinical features of heme diseases
  • How to look at a blood smear
  • Special studies

Benign disorders

  • Anemia
  • Benign leukocytoses
  • Benign lymph node disorders



Malignant disorders

  • Acute leukemia
  • Chronic leukemia
  • Non-Hodgkin lymphoma
  • Hodgkin lymphoma
  • Myeloma

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