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September 10, 1982

Thrombosis and Atherosclerosis

JAMA. 1982;248(10):1246-1247. doi:10.1001/jama.1982.03330100072044

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For a long time, much emphasis has been placed on the epidemiologically identified risk factors in the development of atherosclerosis and its devastating complications. Recent advances in our understanding of the basic mechanisms of vascular thrombosis and of its clinical applications have rekindled the interest of investigators from a diversity of scientific disciplines in the association between venous and arterial thrombosis and development of vascular diseases in general and atherosclerosis in particular.

The editors have invited outstanding basic science and clinical investigators to collaborate with them to contribute information on thromboembolism from diverse but interrelated fields. A total of 35 contributors combined their experiences and efforts to write 32 chapters for the book. Part 1 of the book is devoted to pathophysiology and diagnosis of venous thrombosis. Part 2 is on venous thromboembolism, prevention and treatment. Discussions presented in part 3 have direct bearing on atherosclerosis. A portion of this