Medicine: Thrombosis Liquidated

Although almost 10% of middle-aged persons who have major operations afterward develop thrombosis* — a serious disease caused by clots which jam the blood vessels — they don't need to. That fact was conclusively documented last week by two Swedish doctors who rounded up the data on a preventive. For over a year, doctors have occasionally used this new treatment to prevent thrombosis. It consists of large doses of heparin, a natural anticoagulant manufactured by the liver.

In the Journal of the American Medical Association, Drs. Clarence Crafoord and Erik Jorpes of Stockholm told...

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