ELMER L. DEGOWIN, M.D.
By the year 1910, the contributions to our knowledge of isohemagglutination made by Landsteiner, Shattock, Hektoen, Janský, Moss, and others had laid the foundation for a great reduction in mortality from the transfusion of blood. The introduction of citrated blood by Agote, Weil, and Lewisohn during the World War, provided a much simpler method than had been in previous use. As a result of the reduction in hazards and the increase in technical facility, blood transfusion has become a common therapeutic procedure. The ease of administration and the relatively small mortality have unfortunately impressed many operators only with the innocuousness
DEGOWIN EL. GRAVE SEQUELAE OF BLOOD TRANSFUSIONS; A CLINICAL STUDY OF 13 CASES OCCURRING IN 3500 BLOOD TRANSFUSIONS1. Ann Intern Med. ;11:1777–1791. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-11-10-1777
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1938;11(10):1777-1791.
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