HERBERT A. PERKINS, M.D.; JOHN J. OSBORN, M.D.; FRANK GERBODE, M.D.
In the early days of the development of artificial heart-lung machines, abnormal postoperative bleeding was a very frequent phenomenon, and an unmanageable hemorrhagic diathesis is an occasional obstacle to newcomers in this field. Some of the well established groups with hundreds of human cases to their credit claim that they no longer see an abnormal postoperative bleeding tendency. Undoubtedly they have succeeded in empirically establishing a successful routine, and are careful not to vary from it even to a minor degree without carefully checking the effect. Other teams, believing that they are copying the leaders in complete detail, are not
PERKINS HA, OSBORN JJ, GERBODE F. THE MANAGEMENT OF ABNORMAL BLEEDING FOLLOWING EXTRACORPOREAL CIRCULATION12. Ann Intern Med. 1959;51:658–667. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-51-4-658
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1959;51(4):658-667.
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