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August 18, 1956

The Laboratory Diagnosis of Coagulation Defects

JAMA. 1956;161(16):1599. doi:10.1001/jama.1956.02970160079022

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Abstract

This book is based on the author's experience, first as assistant to Prof. Paolo Introzzi at the University of Pavia and later in the United States during the tenure of a United States government fellowship administered by the Institute of International Education. It is a revised translation from Italian. Spanish and German editions have appeared or are in progress. Several books dealing with disturbances of hemostasis have appeared recently. This one is an attempt to present a condensed summary of essential current knowledge of this highly controversial and largely incomplete subject. In the first of five chapters on physiological background, the new concepts of blood coagulation and the various factors involved are discussed. Chapter 2 deals with the general diagnosis of coagulation defects. This is elaborated in greater detail in chapter 3, on the special diagnosis of such defects. Here each known abnormality is analyzed with the help of up-to-date

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