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February 18, 1956

Thrombosis and Embolism: Proceedings of the First International Conference, Basel 1954

JAMA. 1956;160(7):607. doi:10.1001/jama.1956.02960420087031

This is a valuable reference book on the various aspects of thrombosis and embolism. The material is divided into a number of sections, including the physiology and pathophysiology of coagulation, the chemistry and pharmacology of anticoagulants, the pathogenesis and pathophysiology of thrombosis, pathological anatomy and experimental pathology, diagnosis, therapy, and prophylaxis. Those who want a cross section of the opinions expressed and information about the areas of agreement and disagreement without delving into the details of the specific problems will welcome the recording of the three panel discussions presented by a group of physiologists under the chairmanship of J. E. Jorpes (Sweden), by a group of internists headed by I. S. Wright (United States), and by a group of gynecologists and surgeons with J. F. Nubeer (Holland) as moderator. The practicing physician should be particularly interested to learn that, among the 19 panel members from 11 countries dealing with the

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