Venous thrombosis: the history of knowledge.

@article{Mannucci2002VenousTT,
  title={Venous thrombosis: the history of knowledge.},
  author={Pier Mannuccio Mannucci},
  journal={Pathophysiology of haemostasis and thrombosis},
  year={2002},
  volume={32 5-6},
  pages={
          209-12
        }
}
Venous thrombosis is a frequent disease. It is surprising, therefore, that no case truly compatible with a diagnosis of venous thrombosis was apparently reported in the antiquity. There is no case that could be reasonably attributed to a venous thrombus in the writings of Hippocrates, Galenus, Celius Aurelianus, Ibn an-Nafiz, Avicenna and others. Venous thrombosis is not among the many diseases mentioned in the Bible. The term "leucophlegmasia", first used by Hippocrates and then by Celius… CONTINUE READING

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