By E. L. DeGowin, R. C. Hardin and J. B. Alsever. Price, $9. Pp. 587, with 200 diagrammatic drawings. Philadelphia: W. B. Saunders Company, 1949.
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One of the profound evolutions of the practice of medicine centers in the application of infusion and blood transfusion to a great variety of human diseases. Established in World War I and developed to a peak of perfection with wide applications to military medicine in World War II, the blood bank and its many ramifications have come of age. The magnitude of this advance is clearly illustrated in the volume entitled "Blood Transfusion." Out of a long and sometimes dubious history, the present day practice of blood transfusion has emerged as a soundly documented phase of modern scientific therapy. But with the growth has come differentiation, the exasperating complexity of which has made inevitable the establishment of another minor specialty. Except for the relatively few experts who have followed each step in the development of the multiplying listing of Rh types, the wholesale application of blood storage and preservation, the
Blood Transfusion.. Arch Intern Med (Chic). 1950;86(1):166. doi:10.1001/archinte.1950.00230130188020