September 1943

The Hemorrhagic Diseases and the Physiology of Hemostasis.

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By Armand J. Quick. M.D., Ph.D. Price, $5.00. Pp. 340. Springfield, Ill.: Charles C Thomas, Publisher, 1942.

Arch Intern Med (Chic). 1943;72(3):427-428. doi:10.1001/archinte.1943.00210090128010

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In 1941 Quick delivered the Beaumont lectures. This book represents an extension and expansion of these lectures and brings up to date the experimental and theoretic aspects of hemostasis. This is the main subject matter of the monograph, but it is most logically correlated with the hemorrhagic diseases and the bleeding tendency in general. Following the introductory chapter there are six chapters dealing respectively with thrombin, prothrombin, fibrinogen, thromboplastin, blood platelets and anticoagulants. The succeeding six chapters have to do with the clinical manifestations of the diseases which are characterized by a tendency to bleed. The discussion of thrombopenic purpura is noteworthy, and it can be said that the other chapters on clinical manifestations are excellent. Particularly notable and of extreme value to clinicians, pediatricians and surgeons is chapter 12, which deals with the hemorrhagic diathesis associated with avitaminosis K, obstructive jaundice, biliary fistula and damage to the liver. Chapter

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