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December 29, 1917

TRANSFUSION OF UNMODIFIED BLOODAN ANALYSIS OF ONE HUNDRED AND SIXTY-FIVE CASES

JAMA. 1917;LXIX(26):2159-2165. doi:10.1001/jama.1917.02590530001001
Abstract

The results of 165 transfusions performed by means of the simple technic1 I described in 1915 have been so encouraging as to warrant a report. This paper will present (1) an analysis of the effects of transfusion on various clinical conditions; (2) a comparison between the use of unmodified and modified blood, and (3) a summary of the results of all the transfusions.

INDICATIONS FOR TRANSFUSION  The indications for transfusion are (1) hemorrhage; (2) diseases of the blood; (3) toxemias; (4) infections; (5) shock, and (6) general debility.

1. Hemorrhage.  —This is one of the conditions in which blood transfusion is the ideal form of treatment. It serves not only to replace lost blood but also to check actual bleeding. In acute hemorrhages, the results are naturally more brilliant than in less fulminating bleeding.The diseases in which hemorrhage served as the indication for the transfusion of blood fall

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