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June 4, 1955

The Coagulation of Blood: Methods of Study

JAMA. 1955;158(5):439. doi:10.1001/jama.1955.02960050081030

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This compilation of the more satisfactory techniques and quantitative methods for investigating the chemistry of blood coagulation is intended to be a reference for investigators. The impressive list of contributors includes many well-known workers in this field. Such topics as the proper method of collecting blood and preparation of the equipment are discussed in detail in the first chapter. Other chapters are devoted to determination of clotting time of whole blood, measurement of rate and extent of clot retraction, platelets, and thrombin and precursors including estimation of prothrombin. Precautions and sources of error are emphasized. The appendix includes a list of synonyms and general references for components influencing blood coagulation. The index is adequate. Investigators as well as clinical laboratory workers concerned with accurate measurement of blood coagulation should find this book useful.

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