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Most of the chapters in the second edition of this textbook have been rewritten in order to include the many advances made in this field in the past five years. The various chapters deal with the taking and storing of blood, survival after transfusion, blood volume, hemorrhage, anemia, methods of estimating the survival time of red blood cells in vivo, results in normal subjects, diminished survival of red blood cells in disease, ABO blood groups, the Rh groups, other blood group systems, interactions between red blood cells and their own serum or plasma, the reactions of red blood cells and serum "changed" by bacteria, blood grouping techniques, incompatibility or shortening of the life-span of red blood cells by isoantibodies, investigation of hemolytic transfusion reactions, other unfavorable effects of transfusion, some normal blood findings in newborn infants, indications for simple transfusion, placental transfer of antibodies, and hemolytic disease of the newborn
Blood Transfusion in Clinical Medicine. JAMA. 1957;164(13):1520. doi:10.1001/jama.1957.02980130096029
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