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8vo. xi, 394 pp. Figures, tables, plates, diagrams, index. Gilt-stamped navy cloth, dust-jacket; jacket faded spine, edges a bit worn, price sticker on ffep. Very good+. First American edition. Douglas "achieved international acclaim for his work in elucidating the mechanisms of normal blood coagulation, the causation of abnormal bleeding and the various abnormalities which cause thrombosis. He played a key role in Medical Research Council committees which investigated the value of anticoagulants in preventing the recurrence of myocardial infarction and later with the Maryland Medical Research Institute where he investigated the role of antiplatelet agents in the prevention of recurrence of stroke and myocardial infarction. This work set the scene for modern management of these problemsâ€¦ His interest in blood coagulation began in 1951 when he won a Medical Research Council Fellowship to work at the Blood Coagulation Research Unit in Oxford in collaboration with Dr. R G Macfarlane (later Professor and FRS) and Dr. Rosemary Biggs. Here he developed a test to further elucidate the complex mechanisms of the normal pathways of blood coagulation (the thromboplastin generation test). This resulted in the finding that "haemophilia" could be divided into two distinct types. The second type was called Christmas disease after the first patient (the publication was in the Christmas issue of the Lancet, which confused many people!)." â€“ Charles D. Forbes, Royal Society. "Alexander Stuart Douglas Scotland [was] one of [the] most distinguished senior scientists, a professor of medicine at Aberdeen University who achieved international recognition for his work on the mechanisms of blood coagulation, haemorrhagic disorders and thrombo-embolism." - Munk's Roll, vol. XI. [E. Ray Borun] First Edition.
Title: Anticoagulant Therapy.
Publisher: Philadelphia:, F. A. Davis, (1962).: 1962
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