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August 1966

Clinical Anticoagulant Therapy.

Arch Otolaryngol. 1966;84(2):240. doi:10.1001/archotol.1966.00760030242032

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Abstract

Indications for anticoagulants in otolaryngology may occur as infrequently as may an otolaryngologist's contact with the anticoagulated patient, yet this occurs with sufficient frequency as to demand an understanding of this area of medical therapeutics. In this text the author offers in a most concise, uncomplicated, and unbiased form, the information that a practitioner desires for practical use.

The title of the book suggests a more limited scope than the text offers, and it was with pleasant surprise that I found an abundance of valuable medical information between its covers. Basic data on history, blood coagulation, chemistry, and laboratory controls are confined to bare and essential facts. Clinical topics include thrombosis, embolism, atherosclerosis, coronary artery disease, and other cardiopulmonary conditions, cerebral and peripheral vascular disease with carefully outlined indications, contraindications, and complications of anticoagulant therapy. At the same time, the author presents arguments for and against anticoagulation in areas where

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