History of Hemophilia

Caroline Cromwell, Louis M. Aledort

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There is a wealth of older literature and historical notations of what would eventually come to be known as hemophilia. This brief introduction will cover the highlights of the history of hemophilia including: (1) evolution of the understanding of its inheritance; (2) origin of the name hemophilia; (3) recognition and isolation of the clotting defect; (4) the evolution of treatment; (5) the future of hemophilia therapy.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCurrent and Future Issues in Hemophilia Care
Number of pages5
ISBN (Print)9780470670576
StatePublished - 12 May 2011


  • Hemophilia A
  • Hemophilia B
  • History of hemophilia
  • Royal hemophilia


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