A method of transfusion by means of a vascular bridge, composed of a fresh animal blood vessel, interposed between the artery of the donor and the vein of the recipient, was described in a preliminary communication1 some months ago. Since then further experiments have been carried out in order to find means of preserving ready for use the vascular bridge, which, for the sake of brevity, will be called simply the "link" throughout the rest of the paper.
It is not our purpose to discuss when and where transfusion is indicated. The future alone can show whether the present enthusiasm is justified, and whether transfusion is here to stay. That, however, direct transfusion is being quite largely practiced is readily seen by the numerous modifications of the technic constantly appearing in the literature, and by a recent discussion held at the meeting of the New York Academy of Medicine,
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