JTH Special Feature: 'A Century of Heparin: Past, Present and Future'
Friday, January 6, 2017
Posted by: Luke Blount
In December, the Journal of Thrombosis and Haemostasis (JTH) published a special feature by H. C. Hemker on the 110th anniversary of heparin, "A Century of Heparin: Past, Present and Future."
"It is not unlikely that more lives have been saved by heparin than by penicillin," Hemker writes. "However, where the discovery of penicillin was, rightfully, hailed as a major breakthrough right from the very beginning, heparin materialized slowly from murky tissue preparations about a century ago and never reached the star status of the antibiotics."
Read the full article.