I. S. Wright, M.D., F.A.C.P.
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In recent years a number of factors which affect the clotting of the blood have been recognized, described, and assigned symbols by the International Committee on Blood Clotting Factors. These include Factors VII, IX, X, XI, and XII. Exhaustive studies have been carried out by individuals and by the Committee regarding the physical, chemical, and pharmacological characteristics of these factors. The deficiency of each of these factors is capable of producing pathological states and frequently clinical manifestations. In some instances, this has become serious and even life-threatening. Some of these deficiency states are hereditary, following a mendelian pattern. While some
Wright IS. The Significance of the New Blood Clotting Factors in Clinical Medicine.. Ann Intern Med. ;56:686. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-56-4-686_2
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1962;56(4):686.
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