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The Bleeding Disease: Hemophilia and the Unintended Consequences of Medical Progress

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The Bleeding Disease: Hemophilia and the Unintended Consequences of Medical Progress - Pemberton, Stephen
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By the 1970s, a therapeutic revolution, decades in the making, had transformed hemophilia from an obscure hereditary malady into a manageable bleeding disorder. Yet the glory of this achievement was short lived. The same treatments that delivered some normalcy to the lives of persons with hemophilia brought unexpectedly fatal results in the 1980s when people with the disease contracted HIV-AIDS and Hepatitis C in staggering numbers. The Bleeding Disease recounts the promising and perilous history of American medical and ...

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The Bleeding Disease: Hemophilia and the Unintended Consequences of Medical Progress 2011, Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore

ISBN-13: 9781421401157

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