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The great French physiologist of the 19th century, Claude Bernard, said, "it is that which we do know which is the great hindrance to our learning that which we do not know." This phrase, written more than 100 years ago, is appropriate to herald the publication of this volume. The most callow medical student knows something about venous thromboembolic disorders but even the most sophisticated specialist cannot encompass the entire subject within his knowledge.
Rapid changes in the understanding of hemostasis and blood coagulation; changing therapies allowed by lytic therapy; and the failure of surgical intervention to ameliorate the disability
Venous Thromboembolic Disorders. Ann Intern Med. 1991;114:610. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-114-7-610_1
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