Tremendous progress has been made to reduce the exposure of hemophilia patients to transfusion-transmitted disease through making the blood supply safer. However, concern remains for hemophiliacs still dependent on blood products and the threat of agents which may contaminate the blood supply. It is also known from international studies that crippling joint involvement can be avoided through periodic and regular transfusion.
Many reputable scientists claimed early success in treating with unusual substances. A report in The Lancet in 1936 extolled the virtues of a bromide extract of egg white. As recently as 1966, a report in the esteemed scientific journal Nature claimed that peanut flour was also effective for the treatment of hemophilia.