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May 1965

The Hemophilias.

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Salt Lake City, Utah

Am J Dis Child. 1965;109(5):474-475. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1965.02090020476028

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This compact volume records the edited proceedings of an International Conference of Hemophilia which was held in Washington, DC, in December 1963, the third gathering of its kind in slightly over eight years. The growth of work in the field of coagulation disorders necessitated the restriction of subject material to the most important and common forms of inherited bleeding states: Classical Hemophilia, with deficient AHF activity in the plasma; Christmas disease, or PTC deficiency; and von Willebrand's disease, or "vascular" hemophilia. A distinguished group of contributors, catholic in its geographical and scientific representation, comprehensively discusses these disorders, not only in terms of basic scientific developments but through analysis of clinically oriented therapeutic programs as well. The 45 papers of the symposium are grouped together by their subject material into seven sections. The papers of each section are held together and thrown into perspective both by extended discussions of the data

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