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Chapter Forty Eight - Other Antiplatelets

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Published online by Cambridge University Press:  13 December 2022

Louis R. Caplan
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Centre
Aishwarya Aggarwal
John F. Kennedy Medical Center
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During the final years of the nineteenth century, clinicians and researchers became aware of the role that platelets played in blood clotting and bleeding. During the early 1880s in Turin, Italian physician, histologist, and researcher Giulio Bizzozero used comprehensive intravascular microscopy and in vitro flow chamber studies to identify the role of platelets in both hemostasis and thrombosis [1,2]. Sir William Osler in 1886 established that platelets contributed to human thrombotic disorders, discovering them in white thrombi in atheromatous aortic lesions and on diseased heart valves [1,3].

Stories of Stroke
Key Individuals and the Evolution of Ideas
, pp. 455 - 464
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Print publication year: 2022

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