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Book Reviews 216 HEMOPHILIA: A STUDY IN HOPE AND BEALITY. A. H. KATZ. Springfield: Charles C. Thomas, Publisher, 1970. 159 pp. Price not available. IN Hemophilia: A Study in Hope and Reality, Alfred H. Katz has analyzed the replies of 1055 hemophiliacs to questions concerning educational achievement, employment, income, social achievement and attitudes toward hemophilia. As might be predicted, absenteeism due to unpredictable episodes of bleeding is one of the main obstacles to acquiring a satisfactory education and stable employment; however, more formidable obstacles are seen in the negativistic attitudes of employers, teachers, parents and even hemophiliacs themselves toward this disease. Employers are reluctant to hire hemophiliacs, although the work records of such individuals may be excellent. Parents are often overproteo tive and occasionally show resentment because of their child’s handicap. The child is given the impression that he is different from other children. The majority of hemophiliacs interviewed emphasize the theme that a chid with hemophilia must learn his own limitations through his own experiences. “Encourage him to be independent but sociable and send the child to regular school . . . the physical risks are justified by the resulting mental and emotional development.” Self-knowledge of limitations provides the hemophiliac with the self-confidence necessary to lead a normal life. The old idea that a hemophiliac must be protected from even the most minor trauma is no longer tenable. On purely psychological grounds, this concept prevents the development of the individual’s character and because the patient experiences frustration so frequently, often leads to rash behaviour. Physicians should recognize that these patients are not fragile; that the frequency of bleeding episodes does not correlate with the amount of physical activity-in fact, the opposite may be true. The availability of both commercially and locally prepared clotting factor concentrates has assured that bleeding epis; odes can be rapidly controlled without the feared sequelae of former years. Doctor Katz has provided a valuable service in bringing the attitudes and aspirations of hemophiliacs to the attention of the medical community. It is now the responsibility of this community to see to it that their hemophilic patients are given encouragement and the required medical support so that they may become fully functioning members of society. DAVID GREEN STATISTICS WITH APPLICATIONS TO THE BIOLOGICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES. RICHARD D. REMINGTON and M. ANTHONY SCHORK. Englewood Cliffs: Prentice-Hall, Inc., 1970. 355 pp. Indexed. Price not available. THESTYLE of this introductory biostatistics text is enthusiastic; the authors obviously enjoy their field. They are not dogmatic, and readily point to analytical problems still not understood by statisticians. The book includes many useful references to important papers in the field and a good set of statistical tables. The abundant use of examples with data from the health sciences is one of the tine points of the text. The book is interesting and exciting enough to be expected to lure some readers to further study. The authors claim that only one course of algebra is necessary preparation for their book. At its be&, the text is able lucidly and non-mathematically to explain statistical ideas which often bafiie the beginner. The discussions of statistical notation, variance, random numbers, probability distributions, hypothesis testing, and power are clear and very well motivated. The chapter on direct and indirect standardization and lifetables will be helpful to the health scientist. However, several topics are much too compressed for students not conversant with mathematical reasoning. The chapters covering probability, regression, correlation, analysis of variance, and nonparametric methods include a confusing wealth of ideas and techniques with inadequate explanation. The discussion of the central limit theorem, and hence of the wide applicability of the t-test is very confusing. The text dismisses the mode too quickly, giving no indication when it is a useful measure of central tendency. Moreover, the definitions are often vague (e.g. population of units), incomplete (random sample) or unusual (vital rates). The Index is idiosyncratic. (For instance, direct standardization is alphabetized not under direct or standardization, but under “Vital statistics, vital rates, adjusted, direct”.) The problems after each chapter, though interesting, require a slavish amount of calculation and no solutions are given. On balance, the book is to be recommended for a course in biostatistics for the health scientist. Biologists, however, would be frustrated by the dearth of purely biological examples, and by the omission of experimental design and the failure to mention stochastic processes. JANIZTWn-res