IRVING S. WRIGHT, M.D., F.A.C.P.
During the last decade it became increasingly apparent that those who were exploring for new knowledge about blood clotting had created a Tower of Babel, and that new stories were constantly being added to that Tower. Workers in the field were able to communicate only with the greatest difficulty. The general clinician and the student found the literature to be a maze worthy of the Minoans. Two of the blood clotting factors were described by 13 different terms and a third by 12; one factor had been given four different names by a single investigator.
This problem was recognized as
WRIGHT IS. CONCERNING THE FUNCTIONS AND NOMENCLATURE OF BLOOD CLOTTING FACTORS, WITH A PRELIMINARY REPORT OF THE PROFILE OF BLOOD CLOTTING FACTORS IN YOUNG MALES12. Ann Intern Med. ;51:841–850. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-51-5-841
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1959;51(5):841-850.
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