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January 1965

The Management of Hemophilia.

Arch Intern Med. 1965;115(1):106-107. doi:10.1001/archinte.1965.03860130108024

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Hemophilia involves one male in 10,000. There is one physician for every 750 people in the United States. Most physicians, therefore, will have a limited experience with the management of this life-long bleeding state and its varied manifestations. This relatively rare diathesis, on the other hand, is the medical problem of greatest import to hemophiliacs and their families. Many of them read avidly on the subject and almost all have acquired painfully a backlog of personal experiences with it. Such specialized, but not usually broad nor necessarily accurate, understanding on the part of the patient and his family sometimes compromises their relationship with those physicians who lack the humility the situation sometimes demands. Indeed, the same problem occurring in a normal and in a hemophiliac person may require quite different treatments—treatments that sometimes violate usual practices. Thus, this slim volume directed to the medical practitioner is a rich summary of

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