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January 1943

Blood Substitutes and Blood Transfusion.

Arch Intern Med (Chic). 1943;71(1):135. doi:10.1001/archinte.1943.00210010141013

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This symposium-monograph is the work of many authors. Many of the papers were presented at the annual meeting of the American Human Serum Association held in June 1941, at Cleveland. Any advance work done on the particular subjects were included when the proofs were read this spring. The book is filled with information, interesting and valuable not only to the specialist, but also to the individual who is seeking an answer to many of the present day questions relating to whole citrated blood, blood plasma, blood serum and other blood substitutes. The book is ably summarized in the last chapter, "successful management of shock requires early recognition and effective measures for breaking the vicious circle. These will be directed toward removing the cause, toward increasing the blood volume and toward relieving anoxia." The four general methods of preserving plasma and serum are discussed. Points for and against each method are

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