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February 26, 1916

REACTIONS FOLLOWING BLOOD TRANSFUSION BY THE SYRINGE CANNULA SYSTEM

JAMA. 1916;LXVI(9):624-626. doi:10.1001/jama.1916.02580350012003
Abstract

Since the simplification of technic,1 blood transfusion has acquired considerable popularity. The syringe cannula system has greatly simplified the procedure over the old arteriovenous method. It now occupies a prominent and permanent place in the field of therapeutics. Today a hundred transfusions are performed where one was done but a few years ago. Though the technic has been thus simplified, there is a tendency on the part of some to slide over details of the work and, unequal to the task of even simple technic, they may resort to anticoagulants or inferior methods by which it may be possible to put blood into the patient even subcutaneously. The attempt to simplify the method further has not been attended without the sacrifice of important points of merit. The pitfalls and errors in the further simplification are the very things I have purposely avoided by the method originally outlined. The operative

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