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August 12, 1933

La transfusion du sang de cadavre à l'homme.

JAMA. 1933;101(7):549. doi:10.1001/jama.1933.02740320059032

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In this monograph, Serge Judine reports his interesting experiences and experiments in performing the first hundred transfusions in which cadavers were used as donors. The author is the chief of the Emergency Hospital in Moscow, a city of more than three million inhabitants, which cares for street accidents, industrial accidents and emergencies of all sorts. It has an operative activity unequaled in the whole world. In such a center, emergency transfusions are often necessary. Not being able always to have desirable donors at his disposal, Judine sought a solution of this difficult problem. He knew the experimental work of Schamoff, who bled dogs as completely as possible, washed physiologic solution of sodium chloride through their veins, and then revived them by transfusing into them blood from cadaver dogs killed several hours previously. Judine decided to apply this method to human patients.

After experimenting on dogs himself and determining the innocuousness

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