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July 9, 1910


JAMA. 1910;55(2):130-132. doi:10.1001/jama.1910.04330020034018

HEMORRHAGE AND TRANSFUSION  The study of hemorrhage and transfusion of blood and various associated changes and conditions, as now being carried out in surgically equipped research laboratories, is producing results of much interest. The work is so intensely practical that it merits the attention of the pure clinician as well as of those who devote their energies solely to scientific pursuits.In summing up the results already accomplished in this comparatively new field of work we find much of value. The early workers of recent times, among whom are Carrel, Guthrie, Crile and others, demonstrated the feasibility of vascular anastomosis and vascular suture. They have shown that the technic of direct transfusion from one person to another is easily mastered, can be quickly performed, and opens up a large field for future therapeutic achievements. We are already assured that direct transfusion is a life-saving measure in case of accidental hemorrhage.

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