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September 21, 1929

The History of Hemostasis.

JAMA. 1929;93(12):945. doi:10.1001/jama.1929.02710120057042

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This monograph is a reprint with additions of an essay published in the Annals of Medical History. It is, as is usual with the Hoeber historical monographs, beautifully printed and handsomely illustrated. The author traces our knowledge of surgical hemostasis from the methods practiced by the ancients to the work of Paré, to the tourniquet and the ligature and the hemostat. The volume is essentially a discussion of surgical hemostasis and has little to say about such methods as involve internal administration of hemostatic substances or the application to bleeding vessels of hemostatic preparations. That, no doubt, is the great development of the future.

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