Medicine: Clots Unblocked

A brand new drug that prevents fatal blood clots and a radical use of ice to treat damaged circulation were discussed in a review of treatments for circulatory ills made last fortnight before the New York Physicians Association by Dr. Samuel Silbert.

Sweet Clover. The remarkable drug known as dicoumarin may even reduce to zero the 6% of post-operative deaths caused by thrombi (fixed blood clots) and emboli (wandering blood clots). Dicoumarin is found in spoiled sweet clover, was originally tracked down as a poison which causes hemorrhages in cows, is now synthesized.

In the last few years, thrombi have effectively been treated...

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