March 1966

Genetics and the Interaction of Blood Clotting Factors.

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Transactions of the conference held under the auspices of the International Committee on Blood Clotting Factors in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, August, 1964. Edited by F. Koller. Price, DM 72. Pp 349, with 82 figures and 23 tables. F. K. Schattauer Verlag, Stuttgart, Germany, 1965.

Arch Intern Med. 1966;117(3):463-464. doi:10.1001/archinte.1966.03870090147035

The reviewer has rarely read such carefully and well-edited conference transactions and the editor of this volume deserves the highest praise for producing this admirable book. The many excellent papers and intelligent, lively discussions of this volume constitute a veritable gold mine of information on blood clotting for hematologists and geneticists. The most amazing and satisfying realization which emerges from a careful reading of this book is the fact that almost 100 persons from 20 odd countries were able to meet for an apparently fruitful and congenial exchange of ideas on methodology, clinical and genetical problems of hemostasis, and for serious attempts to achieve standardization of an internationally acceptable terminology of blood clotting factors. This volume truly attests to the success of these efforts in spite of the occasionally vigorous differences of opinion and the frequently obvious lack of information on many of the factors, their structure, origin, function, kinetics,

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