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endocrine hypothesis. For example, there must be in the population many men who have regularly donated blood every six months for many years. Obviously this is not equivalent to a monthly menstrual bleed. Nevertheless it would be interesting to see whether these men are in any way protected against coronary thrombosis as compared with a group of non-donors. (2) If true the concept would mean that protection against coronary thrombosis could be provided at very low cost. There would be no need for life-long drug taking or dietary changes. (3) If the bleeding hypothesis were true, the blood transfusion service would cease to have any problem in acquiring blood. I realize that my hypothesis is very unlikely to be valid. But when so little progress is being made in other directions and when the potential rewards are so great, a survey of the effects of blood donation on coronary disease would appear to be worthwhile.-I am, etc., NAFISA HORROBIN.

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@inproceedings{Mandal2006KerslakeCS, title={Kerslake Curette Sir,-the Letter From}, author={Birendra Kumar Mandal and Jennifer M. McGarry}, year={2006} }