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Those who have investigated its therapeutic possibilities firmly believe that blood and derivatives of it are of value in the treatment of persistent hemorrhage. Yet there is a surprising failure on the part of the profession to utilize thoroughly this means of treatment, and, in view of this fact, it seems desirable that certain features of interest be made the subject of special consideration.
I. SIMPLE AND SATISFACTORY METHODS FOR BLOOD INJECTION
Those who believe that blood constitutes a valuable remedy in the control of hemorrhage either advocate serum from the lower animals or tend to employ a needlessly elaborate technic when human subjects furnish the supply.The use of serum from the lower animals is subject to some objection — it may not be available when most desired, anaphylactic reaction is always a possibility, there is some danger of tetanus, and when
CURTIS AH. THE TREATMENT OF HEMORRHAGE BY INJECTION OF BLOOD. JAMA. 1915;LXIV(4):332–333. doi:10.1001/jama.1915.02570300046016
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