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Having previously published two editions of a major textbook on hemorrhagic diseases, Quick now presents a new monograph devoted to the clinical recognition of bleeding problems. In autobiographical style, drawing heavily on his nearly four decades of experience in coagulation, he categorizes bleeding problems into those due to vasopathy, thrombopathy, or coagulopathy.
Each chapter is liberally spiced with summaries of problem cases with which Quick had to deal during his illustrious career, and one gets a sense of the exhilaration he must have felt with the recognition that a troublesome case suddenly fit the pattern of a newly discovered factor deficiency or represented a totally new disorder. In general, the book presents little factual material that could not be found in a more substantive text, and the reader interested in a specific problem would have to look elsewhere for detailed information. Only the more basic laboratory techniques are presented, and