Book Reviews
November 1942

Blood Grouping Technic.

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By Fritz Schiff, M.D., and William C. Boyd, Ph.D. Price, $5.00. Pp. 248 with 45 illustrations and 67 tables. New York: Interscience Publishers, Inc., 1942.

Am J Dis Child. 1942;64(5):962. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1942.02010110194023

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Of the three parts of this book, the first deals with the theoretic foundations of blood grouping. The second part treats the general technic of blood group investigation: apparatus; isohemagglutination; determination of blood groups with immune serums; the M and N types; subgroups of A and B, and the investigation of other materials than erythrocytes. The final part consists of special applications of technics of blood grouping, including blood transfusions, transfusion accidents, blood banks, preservation of blood, problems of relationship, forensic applications of blood grouping, related factors in animals and investigations of blood groups in anthropology.

This is a complete and excellent monograph. It aids the beginner by explaining the principles underlying the procedures, the technician by outlining all the various methods of blood grouping and the clinician by discussions of the use of preserved blood, blood substitutes, transfusion accidents and the donor problem. It is a beautiful piece of

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