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May 8, 1943


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Northwestern University, Chicago.

JAMA. 1943;122(2):133. doi:10.1001/jama.1943.02840190063023

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To the Editor:—  My attention has been called to a quotation from the magazine Good Health which represents a gross misinterpretation of findings secured in a study on experimental blood transfusion in dogs. I have noted and reported that blood secured from a donor recently fed a mixed carbohydrate-protein meal, i. e. one to two hours prior to transfusion, will cause a definite reaction in a fasted recipient despite the fact that the bloods were mutually comparable, that the incidence of reactions was less frequent when the donor was fed protein alone, still less so when fed carbohydrate or when fasted, and that reactions never occurred when a fat fed donor was used. Furthermore, a transfusion reaction was never observed to occur when both donor and recipient animals were fed prior to transfusion. I employed as a protein meal the whites of four eggs, as a carbohydrate meal 100 Gm.

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