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May 7, 1982

Haemostasis and Thrombosis

JAMA. 1982;247(17):2423. doi:10.1001/jama.1982.03320420067042

Hardly a day goes by when I am not reminded how fortunate I am to be a physician in 1982. We are helping patients in ways never before thought possible. This appears to be the result of dedicated and careful scientific clinical investigation. Haemostasis and Thrombosis, edited by Bloom and Thomas, is a case in point. It is an exciting, esoteric, yet practical tome. Sixty-four authors, each with expertise in his field and under tight editorial review, have contributed to create a much-needed resource for current therapeutic considerations and future research. But the book is more than that. It is a communication of the authors' knowledge among themselves. I believe that this will lead in short order to mastery of that which still mystifies us.

The text has essentially five elements: (1) It is a basic science text for the field of hemostasis and thrombosis. If you are interested in