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2. History of Bleeding Disorders

Physicians have recorded bleeding disorders for thousands of years. Both the Bible and Talmud mention abnormal bleeding. The tenth-century physician Abu Khasim wrote of families whose male relatives died as the result of uncontrolled bleeding following trauma or injury. It wasn’t until the 19th century, however, that more careful study of conditions like hemophilia began, and it took until the 20th century to develop effective treatments for people with various bleeding disorders.

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