IRVING S. WRIGHT, M.D., F.A.C.P.
The first group of diseases to be attacked by means of anticoagulant therapy was quite logically those loosely classified under the broad term of thrombophlebitis, which includes so-called "phlebothrombosis." That this attack has been remarkably successful, though not without some difficulties, is clearly demonstrated by the experiences reported from many workers in this country and abroad.
The significance of this problem is established by the figures compiled by Jorpes from large clinics in widely scattered portions of the world (table 1) (quoted from Zilliacus1).
Thus it is clearly shown that among
WRIGHT IS. THE USE OF THE ANTICOAGULANTS IN THE TREATMENT OF DISEASES OF THE HEART AND BLOOD VESSELS1. Ann Intern Med. 1949;30:80–91. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-30-1-80
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