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December 21, 1957

An Introduction to Blood Group Serology: Theory, Techniques, Practical Applications, Apparatus

JAMA. 1957;165(16):2136. doi:10.1001/jama.1957.02980340102028

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Section 1 of this book is a brief introduction dealing with general immunological concepts and principles of inheritance. The ABO and Rh systems are presented in sections 2 and 3 and other blood group systems in section 4. Practical applications of blood group theory are covered in section 5 in chapters dealing with identification of antibodies and mixtures of antibodies, choice of blood for transfusion, investigation of suspected hemolytic transfusion reaction, hemolytic disease of the newborn, hemolytic anemias, paternity problems, genetics and anthropology of blood groups, collection and testing of donor blood, and blood byproducts. Serologic and transfusion apparatus and reagents are discussed in section 6. The authors emphasize methodology with sufficient coverage of theoretical and clinical aspects to give a complete picture of the present-day knowledge of blood groups. The presentation is lucid. Well-constructed tables are used to great advantage. For the benefit of those who do not specialize

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