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December 1917

THE TREATMENT OF SECONDARY ANEMIA IN INFANTS BY BLOOD TRANSFUSION

Am J Dis Child. 1917;14(6):470-472. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1917.01910120075005
Abstract

The cases covered in this report were referred to me because of simple secondary anemia or because of anemia and malnutrition. Various food combinations had been tried and all patients had received medical treatment for the anemia.

TECHNIC OF BLOOD TRANSFUSIONS  The transfusions were made at the Babies' Hospital by Dr. E. A. Morgan and Dr. T. C. Clark, former resident physicians of the hospital.The blood of the donor was proved fit by the absence of agglutination and hemolysis.The following instruments were used: Five record syringes, Lindemann needle, exploratory needle, hypodermic syringe with needle, scalpel, clamps, catgut, silk and needles.The following technic was employed: The skin over the median basilic vein was cleaned and cocainized. An incision was made and about 2 cm. of the vein exposed and dissected free from the surrounding tissues. A small opening was made into one side of the vein with a

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