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June 15, 1940

CONFERENCES ON THERAPY: THE TREATMENT OF BLOOD DISORDERS

JAMA. 1940;114(24):2375-2382. doi:10.1001/jama.1940.62810240008009

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Abstract

III. THE USE OF TRANSFUSIONS  Dr.Eugene F. DuBois: Today we continue the subject of the treatment of blood disorders and discuss the use of transfusions. Dr. Forkner will talk on the clinical aspects.

CLINICAL ASPECTS OF TRANSFUSIONS  Dr.Claude E. Forkner: Transfusion, as you know, has been recommended for the treatment of almost every disease. There has been a great deal of enthusiasm at certain periods in the history of transfusion for this procedure, and at other times it has fallen into disrepute. Particularly since the last war transfusion has been used very widely throughout the world, and this might be said to be a period of enthusiasm for transfusion.Previously the untoward effects from transfusions caused this procedure to fall into disrepute, but largely as a result of the application of newer knowledge and of newer technics these untoward reactions have been eliminated, so there have been

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