P. W. C.
The discovery of the human blood groups and their routine determination in the selection of donors for transfusion removed the major peril of this procedure by eliminating most of the serious hemolytic reactions which followed the administration of incompatible blood. In spite of this precaution, however, an occasional reaction of this type has continued to occur. In a large majority of the cases reported in the earlier literature, it could be shown that errors in group determination had been made, and that the blood given had really been incompatible. Improvements in technic and adequate care in performing the tests can
P. W. C.. THE SIGNIFICANCE OF HUMAN ATYPICAL ISOAGGLUTININS. Ann Intern Med. 1941;15:927–930. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-15-5-927
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