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Applied Blood Group Serology, 4th edition,by Issitt and Anstee

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Oh, goodness me, yes, George!  George, together with Geoff and Dave Anstee, had/have an incredible and uncanny ability to start a lecture on an exceedingly complex subject, and then adjust their delivery "on the hoof" so that everyone in the audience is able to understand the subject - but this is before anyone has actually asked any questions.  As I say, it is uncanny, and I am SO jealous of this ability!!!

Yes, there was a joint symposium to celebrate Geoff and Marion Scott's retirement (I put a load of photographs on this site somewhere, but I'm not sure where; Cliff would be able to help), and I was lucky enough to be invited  There were so many "names" present, either in the audience (e.g. Patricia Tippett) or lecturing (invidious to choose anybody, but, for example, Connie Westhoff) that I was like a kid in a candy shop (even at my advanced old age!!!!!!).

I was initially thinking of a poll on this site, but I think that your suggestion of a poll at the AABB is much superior, and I wonder if we could run a poll at BBTS over this side of the pond (if they will allow such a thing).  The trouble is timing from my point-of-view.  As of tomorrow, I am in Wales for just over a fortnight, and by the time I get back, BBTS will almost be upon us, but I'll see what I can do.  There are also ISBT symposia/congresses that may be useful.  If there is no real hurry about this, I could easily get something put into the BBTS Journal "Blood" (not Transfusion Medicine" - that would cost a fortune, and I'm not certain that the Editor Dave Roberts, would allow that anyway).

Shall we see how we go from there as far as suggestions are concerned?

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Works for me. I'll talk to Laurie Munk at AABB and see if there's a good way to get the word out about a sign-up sheet. And make sure I'm not breaking any association rules..

I hadn't heard about Marion Scott retiring!! I was talking to Jill Storry last week and she told me about attending  Geoff's party. It is frightening - everyone I trained with has retired. Of course, a lot of the Canadians could bail at 55 so that's not fair :) I feel like a dinosaur at AABB. So many new faces!

Will keep you posted as I get information

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15 hours ago, dragonlady97213 said:

I'm jealous.  You two know all the rock stars.  :shakefist:

Just a matter of being in the right place at the right time. I'm getting ready to bail and Malcolm has retired so just think of all the stuff that is going to happen that you'll see and we'll just audit. Get out to the meetings if you can and talk to the speakers. It's an interesting time to be in this field :)

 

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17 minutes ago, macarton said:

You might try Abe's books.  I've gotten several used books from them.  I bought 4 micro books and was less than $10 w/o shipping.

I've got mine with both signatures safe and sound :) The original sold for around $350USD so I can't imagine anyone dropping under that for a used version when they know there's a market.

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4 minutes ago, Malcolm Needs said:

Hey there!  Not retired yet!  I go on 31st October this year (but I intend to carry on lecturing and things like that for a while).

Sorry sweetie! I thought you were already in consulting mode :) I never thought you'd abandon us. I certainly won't. I'm not sure about assessing but I'll keep up the lecturing, editing, meetings and fun stuff. I've not set a date yet but it will definitely be in the next 5 yrs. Sooner if health limits me but I 'm working on that.

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I have a copy of Applied Blood Group Serology 2nd edition July 1975 (way out of date -historical novelty?)   looking for a good home. This the one given out to customers by Spectra Biologicals. Anyone remember them?

I also have a 3rd edition (1984), also out of date, looking for a home.

If no one wants them they will go in the recycle bin.:trash:

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By all means Tricore, please drop them off at your local used books rather than trashing them. I've got the older versions in the library here so I don't need them. They can still be useful reference sources for folks just starting out in Serology. And they are not likely to cause the hernia Peter thought might result from lugging the fourth edition around. :)

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Maybe we can get permission to post the section on BBT about AB people needing to defecate more.  ;)  

The sections on the origins of different ABO groups around the world and the disease associations are some you won't find in any other modern books--at least not written so colorfully.

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On 8/20/2016 at 8:50 AM, tricore said:

I have a copy of Applied Blood Group Serology 2nd edition July 1975 (way out of date -historical novelty?)   looking for a good home. This the one given out to customers by Spectra Biologicals. Anyone remember them?

I also have a 3rd edition (1984), also out of date, looking for a home.

If no one wants them they will go in the recycle bin.:trash:

I would like me a third ed if it were to go in recycle. Is it still available? 

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On 8/4/2016 at 9:15 AM, Pony said:

Works for me. I'll talk to Laurie Munk at AABB and see if there's a good way to get the word out about a sign-up sheet. And make sure I'm not breaking any association rules..

I hadn't heard about Marion Scott retiring!! I was talking to Jill Storry last week and she told me about attending  Geoff's party. It is frightening - everyone I trained with has retired. Of course, a lot of the Canadians could bail at 55 so that's not fair :) I feel like a dinosaur at AABB. So many new faces!

Will keep you posted as I get information

Hello, Unfortunately, I could not make it to AABB meeting last year. Any update on this? I can say that our lab alone here would want 10+ copies here. Please let me know if you would like to make up an online survey or poll sheet that a link can be shared around. Also, would that be helpful if I ask sale specialists from commercial blood bank supplies on site here about sponsoring for the printing. Would you mind giving me some details about how to go about it? 

"Books created after Jan. 1, 1978, regardless of whether they’ve been published, are protected by copyright for the life of the author plus 70 years. Some books that are works-for-hire, i.e., created in the scope of employment, or that are created anonymously or pseudonymously are protected for 95 years from the date the work was created or 120 years from the date it was published, whichever is shorter. The law on copyright duration has been amended many times and determining whether an older book is still protected by copyright is more difficult. However, any book published prior to 1923 is currently in the public domain. Works published prior to Mar. 1, 1989, without any notice of copyright are also in the public domain, because the law required notice on all works published before that date." 

Does it mean reprinting this book is out of question? 

Edited by dothandar

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