Platelets in haemostasis
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Platelets in haemostasis [contributions to a conference held at Castel Miemo, near Pisa, in the autumn of 1967. By H.R. Baumgartner, and others. Edited by] C. Haanen in collaboration with J. Jürgens.

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Published by S. Karger in Basel .
Written in English


  • Blood -- Coagulation.,
  • Blood cells -- Congresses,
  • Hemorrhage.

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Edition Notes

SeriesExperimental biology and medicine -- v. 3, Experimental biology and medicine -- vol. 3
ContributionsBaumgartner, H. R., Haanen, C.,, Jürgens, J.,
LC ClassificationsQP97 P53
The Physical Object
Number of Pages240
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL17875924M

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