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July 12, 1952


JAMA. 1952;149(11):1022-1037. doi:10.1001/jama.1952.02930280044013

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OMISSION IN REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON BLOOD BANKS  The following final paragraphs were omitted, in error, from the report of the Committee on Blood Banks printed in The Journal June 28, pages 874-875:The Office of Defense Mobilization has responsibility for striking a balance between civil and military needs in the allocation of "critical" items. Blood and blood derivatives have been placed on the "critical" list.

  1. Blood Derivatives.—The Committee is keeping abreast of developments in the use of blood fractions. Animal experiments have indicated the desirability of determining whether human gamma globulin is of any value in the control of poliomyelitis in man. Field studies are now being carried out by Dr. William McD. Hammon and his group to determine whether protection can be demonstrated against naturally occurring poliomyelitis in children, and, if so, under what conditions. The results of the pilot human field trials of last summer were

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