Platelet Heterogeneity

Biology and Pathology

  • John Martin
  • Anthony Trowbridge

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. C. B. Thompson, R. L. Monroy, R. R. Skelly, P. G. Quinn, J. A. Jakubowski
    Pages 25-37
  3. M. A. Packham, M. L. Rand
    Pages 39-62
  4. John Martin, Anthony Trowbridge
    Pages 63-76
  5. B. Savage, C. S. Hunter, L. A. Harker, S. R. Hanson
    Pages 77-107
  6. K. G. Chamberlain, M. Tong, D. G. Penington
    Pages 109-143
  7. J. M. Paulus, M. Sequaris, D. Graas, R. Greimers, J. C. Grosdent
    Pages 185-197
  8. John Martin, Anthony Trowbridge
    Pages 198-203
  9. J. F. Martin
    Pages 205-226
  10. J. D. Bessman
    Pages 227-237
  11. John Martin, Anthony Trowbridge
    Pages 249-261
  12. G. V. R. Born
    Pages 263-265
  13. Back Matter
    Pages 267-270

About this book


Battle is a practical and sometimes lasting way of solving man's problems. It relies on the strength of the combatants and ignores the truth of the dispute. Discussion face to face can dissolve attitudes which have incorrectly determined judgements. The most striking example of this that I know is a Battle in Ireland in the eleventh century, where the king of Leinster fought a Viking prince. The Icelanders had raided Ireland for several generations in search of women, which they lacked since most of the population of Iceland were men who had arrived there by rowing long-boats from Norway. The prince was leading such a raid for the first time. Standing in the prow of the leading boat he saw Irish cavalry galloping along the beach to meet them. As they approached the shore the Irish king rode out of the band to challenge single combat. The Icelander jumped into the surf to meet him. As they raised their swords each realized that the other's face was like his own. When the Irish king spoke the other recognized the language. It had been spoken in Iceland by his grandmother who had been captured and taken there from Ireland. Swords were dropped and replaced by drinking horns. It was soon established that they were cousins. The battle gave way to a life-time of close co-operation.


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Editors and affiliations

  • John Martin
    • 1
    • 2
  • Anthony Trowbridge
    • 3
  1. 1.Cardiovascular ResearchWellcome Research LaboratoriesBeckenham, KentUK
  2. 2.Department of MedicineKing’s College Hospital Medical SchoolLondonUK
  3. 3.Department of Medical Physics and Clinical EngineeringUniversity of Sheffield, Royal Hallamshire HospitalSheffieldUK

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