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As shown by the recent National Blood Resources Study, large numbers of severe hemophiliacs are cared for by physicians who see relatively few such patients. In the past several years major advances have been made in the management of this chronic disease, but these advances are now being applied to the minority of patients. One reason for the lack of application of up-to-date, effective therapy is that the optimism of hemophiliacs and their physicians has been numbed by years of therapeutic failures. Also, hemophilia is a derangement of the intricate blood clotting system, whose complexity dampens the desire of the
Diagnosis and Treatment of Hemophilia. A Practical Guide.. Ann Intern Med. 1973;78:464–465. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-78-3-464_2
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1973;78(3):464-465.
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