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March 10, 1934

Die Bluttransfusion

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Von Prof. Dr. F. Oehlecker. Erweiterte Sonderausgabe der gleichbetitelten Abhandlung im Handbuch der allgemeinen Hämatologie. Herausgegeben von Prof. Dr. Hans Hirschfeld und Dr. Anton Hittmair. Paper. Price, 4 marks. Pp. 87, with 43 illustrations. Berlin & Vienna: Urban & Schwarzenberg, 1933.

JAMA. 1934;102(10):795. doi:10.1001/jama.1934.02750100061034

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An extensive experience with transfusion, both before and after the introduction of the modern serologic methods of grouping and compatibility, forms the basis for the author's quite definite ideas on various aspects of this subject. His main thesis is the hemolytic phenomenon, the reaction, in vivo, resulting from hemolysis of transfused red blood cells of incompatible donors. Descriptions are given of the clinical manifestations of the phenomenon and emphasis is placed on the efficacy of the biologic test. This test is performed by injecting a small amount of the donor's blood into the recipient's circulation and observing the recipient for a few moments. It is employed as a final check on the compatibility test and is prescribed for almost universal use. The various clinical reactions associated with transfusion are differentiated. The serologic features of transfusion are presented with recommendations to insure the obtaining of adequate grouping and compatibility tests. Various

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