Blood coagulation, thrombosis, and female hormones
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Blood coagulation, thrombosis, and female hormones transactions of a symposium. Edited by Tage Astrup and Irving S. Wright. by Symposium on Blood Coagulation, Trombosis, and Female Hormones, Washington, D.C. 1967

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Published by James F. Mitchell Foundation in Washington .
Written in English


  • Blood -- Coagulation,
  • Hormones, Sex,
  • Thrombosis

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ContributionsAstrup, Tage,, Wright, Irving Sherwood, 1901-,, James F. Mitchell Foundation
LC ClassificationsRC633 A1 S9 1967
The Physical Object
Number of Pages48
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL18647886M

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