Medicine: Hemophilia

One of the qualities of blood is that when exposed to air it coagulates. This is a very necessary quality for when there is a lesion of a blood vessel, the blood issuing from the wound tends to clot, preventing further loss of blood. In certain persons this quality of the blood is absent, so that if they suffer even a slight wound they may readily bleed to death. The disease is known as hemophilia.

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