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Biophysical Mechanisms in Vascular Hemeostatis and Intravascular Thrombosis.

Am J Dis Child. 1966;112(1):93. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1966.02090100129023.
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The air of tension generated in planned symposia on any matters of the mind is not often transmittable to the observer in other disciplines. The necessary incorporation of basic biophysical approaches into the consideration of so puzzling a subject as intravascular coagulation could have been dry as dust, repellent, and incomprehensible. The collection of data, digestion, rumination, and polemic edited by Dr. Sawyer excites even the poorly informed reviewer and succeeds in being germane and stimulating. The formal attention of physical and biological scientists to matters rheological (from Greek rheos, meaning current) has greatly facilitated the progress of research into vascular disease, and the ingenuity and deceptive simplicity of some of the approaches in this symposium is hopeful and refreshing. Further, the rare collusion of experts upon "clotting," those vigorous parochial and highly individualist necromancers of factors implied, induced, and intuited, with surgeons, biophysicists, pathologists, anatomists, internists, and zoologists has


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