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November 10, 1923


JAMA. 1923;81(19):1621-1622. doi:10.1001/jama.1923.02650190051025

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The Thirty-Second French Congress of Surgery  The thirty-second congress of the Association française de chirurgie was held, October 8-12, at Paris, under the chairmanship of Dr. Témoin of Bourges. Of the topics discussed, transfusion of blood awakened the greatest interest. Transfusion concerns both surgeons and physicians. The association, therefore, appointed Prof. E. Jeanbrau of Montpellier and Dr. Victor Pauchet of Paris to treat the question from the surgical point of view, and invited Dr. P. Emile Weil, physician to the hospitals of Paris, to present the medical aspects.As Jeanbrau well said, while transfusion of blood is, above all, a biologic question, it belongs also to the fields of physiology, histology, physical and biologic chemistry, and immunology. Jeanbrau referred to the work of Hayem, which had pointed the way to many later discoveries. Many facts definitely established by him have been rediscovered after laborious experimentation which a perusal of his

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