Book Reviews
November 1943

Blood Groups and Transfusions.

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By Alexander S. Wiener, A.B., M.D. Third Edition. Price, $7.50. Pp. 438, with 69 illustrations and 106 tables. Springfield, Ill.: Charles C Thomas, Publisher, 1943.

Am J Dis Child. 1943;66(5):588-589. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1943.02010230120014

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This is the third edition of this excellent textbook. Two new chapters have been added. One dealing with the transfusion of stored blood and plasma should prove useful in its application to military medicine. The other describes the Rh factor and its role in erythroblastosis fetalis. In this chapter the subject is discussed in full and the laboratory methods utilized in the estimation of this factor are completely given. Dr. Wiener's writings are clear and lucid, and his exposition of the theoretic aspects of this subject and the descriptions of laboratory methods are excellent. From a practical standpoint it is unfortunate that under treatment it is so bluntly stated that "Rh negative blood of the same type as the infant's is the most suitable choice." This is highly theoretic, as it is known that clinically any blood (except that of the mother) that is of the same type as that

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