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This is the tenth in a series of monographs on major problems in internal medicine. It succinctly summarizes the current knowledge of normal and defective hemostasis in 97 pages—probably a new record for brevity!
The first chapter presents the mechanisms and physiology of hemostatic plug formation and blood coagulation. In addition, laboratory tests that measure various aspects of hemostasis are clearly and accurately discussed. However, I was disappointed that the authors do not mention the various types of "prothrombin times" available to the clinician; this information is essential for proper interpretation of test results. Also, some would disagree with the
Disorders of Hemostasis.. Ann Intern Med. 1977;86:518. doi: https://doi.org/10.7326/0003-4819-86-4-518_1
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1977;86(4):518.
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