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January 1926

THE TRANSFUSING OF UNMODIFIED BLOOD: II. THE TECHNIC IN ONE THOUSAND CASES

Arch Surg. 1926;12(1):124-139. doi:10.1001/archsurg.1926.01130010128005
Abstract

Since the appearance of the first paper1 from this clinic on the subject of blood transfusing, numerous inquiries have been received regarding the details of the method described. I thought best, however, to await the completion of at least the first 1,000 transfusions before answering these questions and then to answer them in the form of an article. It was hoped thus to encourage and promote a more extensive use of blood transfusions by emphasizing and recommending a method that is simple and consistently successful. The time has now arrived when it is possible to set down results of our experience with one method in 1,000 transfusions.

The theory advanced a few years ago that the transfusing of unmodified blood is the most beneficial to the patient has now become a well established fact. Any attempt to retard coagulation by the addition of drugs impairs the value of the

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