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May 6, 1905

Conservation of Blood in Operations on Anemic Patients.

JAMA. 1905;XLIV(18):1463. doi:10.1001/jama.1905.02500450075014

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Abstract

Minneapolis, May 1, 1905.

To the Editor:  —In performing a perineorrhaphy on a very anemic woman recently. I used a one to one thousand solution of sterilized adrenalin chlorid in the vagina and a practically bloodless operation was performed. The mucous membrane of the vagina blanched almost immediately and the anesthetizer reported a marked improvement in the heart's action. Healing occurred without any drawback. Have any similar cases been reported? If so, are there any contra-indications?

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