JOSEPH STOKES JR., M.D.
Although the protein fraction of blood plasma termed gamma globulin had been well defined previous to World War II, the product itself has recently assumed a greatly enhanced significance as a result of two practical developments of this war period. These are, first, the development by Dr. Edwin J. Cohn, and his co-workers at the Harvard Medical School, of a method of fractionation of plasma into several of its useful components; and, second, the pooling of plasma for fractionation from hundreds or thousands of blood donors under the system of blood collection inaugurated by the American Red Cross.
STOKES J. THE USE OF GAMMA GLOBULIN FROM LARGE POOLS OF ADULT BLOOD PLASMA IN CERTAIN INFECTIOUS DISEASES12. Ann Intern Med. ;26:353–362. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-26-3-353
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1947;26(3):353-362.
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