William S. Beck

William S. Beck has taught the hematology courses at Harvard for many years. He is Professor of Medicine at the Harvard Medical School, Director of the Hematology Research Laboratory at the Massachusetts General Hospital, Professor at the Harvard-NUT Division of Health Sciences and Technology, and Tutor in Biochemical Sciences at Harvard College.

  • Hematology, Fifth Edition

    Hematology, Fifth Edition

    William S. Beck

    The fifth edition of this well-known series of lectures by distinguished Harvard hematologists is substantially revised to include discussions of the many important scientific developments in contemporary hematology. New insights into oncogenes, growth factors, membrane receptors, differentiation and morphogenesis, enzymology, molecular biology, and evolutionary biology appear in virtually every lecture. A lecture on general principles of malignant disease appears for the first time in recognition of the fact that in many hospitals and medical schools hematology departments now encompass oncology - an important topic that is not covered elsewhere in the medical curriculum.This new edition also adds many tables and figures relating to differential diagnosis that will be useful to practicing physicians and house officers. Examples include causes of splenomegaly, indications for splenectomy, differential diagnosis of normocytic anemia, macrocytic anemia, hypochromic anemia, thrombocytopenia, bone marrow failure syndromes, and many others. The bibliographies have been expanded, a new appendix containing laboratory methods has been added, and there is an unusually complete index.

    • Hardcover $100.00
    • Paperback $80.00
  • Hematology

    William S. Beck

    For some years Harvard Medical School has furnished its first- and second-year students with syllabus materials and lecture notes as part of its course of instruction in the various branches of pathophysiology. In order to make these volumes available to a wider audience, the faculty has undertaken to edit and publish them as a series to be known as the Harvard Pathophysiology Series. Hematology, the first volume of the series, is edited Professor William S. Beck, chairman of the second-year hematology course at Harvard Medical School and of the first-year hematology course in the Harvard-MIT Program in the Health Sciences. Gastroenterology and Cardiology are tentatively scheduled to appear as Volumes 2 and 3. Other volumes will follow.

    Hematology consists of 23 lectures that provide a brief but intensive survey of the biology, physiology, and pathophysiology of blood and the bloodforming organs with systematic consideration of hematopoiesis, the “formed elements,” blood groups, immunoglobulins and other plasma proteins, and blood coagulation.

    ContentsErythropoiesis and Introduction to the Anemias, William S. Beck • Iron Metabolism and the Hypochromic Anemias, William S. Beck • Heme Metabolism and the Porphyrias, Stephen H. Robinson • Structure and Function of Hemoglobin and Its Variants, H. Franklin Bunn • Megaloblastic Anemias I. Vitamin B12 Deficiency, William S. Back • Megaloblastic Anemias II. Folic Acid Deficiency, William S. Beck • Normocytic Anemias of Bone Marrow Failure, William S. Beck • Hemolytic Anemias I. Immunohemolytic Disorders, James H. Jandl • Hemolytic Anemias II. Membrane and Metabolic Disorders, James H. Jandl • Hemolytic Anemias III. Hemoglobinopathic Disorders, David G. Nathan • Blood Groups I. Physiology, Chester A. Alper • Blood Groups II. Pathology and Transfusion Therapy, Irving Umansky • Granulocytes I. Physiology, William S. Beck • Granulocytes II, Pathology, William S. Beck • Myeloproliferative Disorders I. The Polycythemias, William B. Castle • Myeloproliferative Disorders II. The Leukemias, Herman A. Godwin • Malignant Lymphoma, Alan C. Aisenberg • Plasma Cell Disorders and the Dysproteinemias, Chester A. Alper • Histiocytoses and the Lipidoses, Allen C. Crocker • Hemorrhagic Disorders I. The Hemostatic Mechanism, Daniel Deykin • Hemorrhagic Disorders II. Platelets and Purpura, Robert W. Colman • Hemorrhagic Disorders III. Diagnostic Principles, Daniel Deykin • Hemorrhagic Disorders IV. Intravascular Coagulation and Fibrinolysis, Robert W. Colman • Index

    • Hardcover $14.95
    • Paperback $8.95
  • HEMAVID - Version 3.0

    HEMAVID - Version 3.0

    Henry Chueh and William S. Beck

    HEMAVID offers students and physicians easy access to a large library of images of blood and bone marrow morphology, with descriptions by one of the world's foremost authorities on the subject. The program was developed at Harvard Medical School to accompany the fifth edition of William S. Beck's text, Hematology. It can be used in conjunction with courses using that book, with review courses in hospitals or medical schools, or for self-study. In all there are more than 1,300 images divided into five categories:- Blood and Bone Marrow Methods- Red Cells- White Cells- Megakaryocytes and Platelets- InfectionsThe program includes an extensive hierarchical menu that permits users to examine multiple examples of all of the major hematologic disorders discussed in Hematology. The accompanying descriptions cross-reference the text. Specifications: The program requires an IBM-compatible computer running Windows, with a CD-ROM drive, a 24-bit True Color card, and a 680 x 480 VGA monitor.

    • CD-ROM $21.75