[Skip to Content]
[Skip to Content Landing]
May 6, 1905

Conservation of Blood in Operations on Anemic Patients.

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

This article is only available in the PDF format. Download the PDF to view the article, as well as its associated figures and tables.


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?

First Page Preview View Large
First page PDF preview
First page PDF preview