By T. H. Koller and W. R. Merz. Price, 76 Fr. (Swiss). Pp. 1316. Benno Schwabe & Co., Basel 10, 1955.
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This collection of papers, presented at the First International Conference on Thrombosis and Embolism, brings together opinions and thoughts of outstanding authorities in the field of thromboembolic disease. The papers have been arranged systematically into groups dealing with each phase of the subject. The articles are about equally divided among the English, German, and French languages. Short summaries in each language are provided at the conclusion of every paper. Excellent bibliographies are provided with the individual papers.
The section on anticoagulant therapy with various heparinoid and coumarin compounds should be of particular interest to internists. The papers evaluating efficacy of tests used to control anticoagulant dosage should also prove of value to clinicians using these drugs.
The combination of a comprehensive review of basic research in this field plus methods and statistics of clinicians experienced in both thromboembolic and hemorrhagic disease makes this volume a good reference for internists, surgeons,
Jolly WP. First International Conference on Thrombosis and Embolism.. AMA Arch Intern Med. 1956;97(5):651. doi:10.1001/archinte.1956.00250230147016