Book Reviews
May 1942

The Blood Bank and the Technique and Therapeutics of Transfusions.

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By Robert A. Kilduffe, M.D., and Michael DeBakey, M.D. Price, $7.50. Pp. 558, with 214 illustrations. St. Louis: C. V. Mosby Company, 1942.

Am J Dis Child. 1942;63(5):1010. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1942.02010050174018

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The title of this very timely publication does not wholly prepare the reader for the very informative text compiled from the authors' experiences and the 2,872 references. Not alone are there contained detailed history and modern methods of every conceivable technic pertaining to blood transfusions, but there are descriptions of the physiologic aspects and brief clinical pictures of diseases and other pathologic states to which the circulating fluid is important.

As a reference on the blood bank and on technic, therapeutics and indications and contraindications for transfusions, it is excellent. The information for its readers on problems which the present emergency occasions make its appeal general.

Specifically, it is of interest to the pediatrician or the pediatric surgeon in that it presents indications and detailed methods for transfusions and associated procedures in infants, including the site of election for administration, the formula for determining replacement amounts of blood and the

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