December 1935

Blood Groups and Blood Transfusions.

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By Alexander S. Wiener, A.B., M.D., Brooklyn. Price, $4. Pp. 220, with 41 illustrations. Springfield, Ill.: Charles C. Thomas, Publisher, 1935.

Arch Intern Med (Chic). 1935;56(6):1298. doi:10.1001/archinte.1935.00170040232013

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This book brings together in a readable form practically everything that is known today about blood groups and the bearing that the subject has on the general biologic problem of the individuality of blood of different persons and animals. Although knowledge about such matters is but thirty years old and Wiener has by no means attempted to include all the references to literature, he has referred to considerably more than five hundred articles, monographs and books.

The author deals with the technic of detecting the four major groups, O, A, B and AB, some rather definite subgroups and the agglutinogens M and N, giving a preference, when routine groupings are done, to the Landsteiner method when a large number of serums are to be examined and to the slide method for testing one or two specimens. The various properties of the four groups are discussed, and the sources of error

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