Bleeding Disorders

The existence of a hereditary tendency to excessive bleeding was recognized in the second century A.D. by Rabbi Judah, who exempted from circumcision the son of a woman whose earlier sons had bled to death after this rite. But only in this century has expanding knowledge of the physiology of hemosta-sis - the arrest of bleeding - made evident the diverse nature of inherited bleeding disorders. In addition, only recently has it been recognized that a tendency to thrombosis might likewise be due to an inherited hemostatic defect.

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