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To the Editor:
—After reading the article by Dr. P. S. Astrowe on "Hemolysis Following Transfusion" (The Journal, Oct. 28, 1922, p. 1511), I referred to my notes written before the war. They disclosed that I had performed agglutination and hemolysis tests similar to if not exactly the same as those described. The only difference was that the hemolysis test was left in the icebox over night. There was no agglutination and no hemolysis. After the transfusion, when the performance of a second transfusion was considered, the surgeon asked me again to test out the previous donor and recipient, both of whom were adults: This was done and there was no agglutination, but the recipient's serum hemolyzed the donor's cells.Because of the positive statements made by men in the conservative East, no mention was made except to the surgeon, who did not do the second transfusion.Under "Transfusion of
West PC. "HEMOLYSIS FOLLOWING TRANSFUSION". JAMA. 1922;79(23):1950. doi:10.1001/jama.1922.02640230060027
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