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June 9, 1900

Normal Salt Transfusion Apparatus.

JAMA. 1900;XXXIV(23):1505. doi:10.1001/jama.1900.24610230030023

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In common with other workers, I have felt the need of a transfusion apparatus that would accurately sustain an even temperature and maintain a regulated flow, and for this purpose have devised one, which I here present.

A. Glass tubes for intravenous transfusion. It will be noted that they have bulbous ends to avoid injuring the vein when introduced. B. Joint. C. Needles for subcutaneous transfusion. D. Perforation in the lid for sterilized cotton. E. Thermometer. F. Cotton diaphragm. G. Three-quart enema bag. H. Waste pipe.

It consists of a glass jar capable of holding 1000 c.c., as is indicated on its side. A thermometer is suspended in its center. It has a lid with a perforated center, into which sterile cotton is placed to filter the air; a cotton diaphragm inside the jar filters the salt solution. A rubber tube attached to its lower end carries off the solution,

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