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Transfusion in Preoperative and Post Operative Conditions With Anemia

D. D. STOFER, A.B., M.D., F.A.C.P.
Ann Intern Med. 1927;1(6):422-428. doi:10.7326/0003-4819-1-6-422
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Improved methods of Blood Transfusion within the past 10 or 15 years accompanied by a more thorough knowledge of blood grouping and cross-agglutination tests have made the transfusion of blood a considerably safer procedure than it was previously. Former hazards, such as sudden death and reactions of various types including chills, nausea and vomiting, high fever, etc., have been reduced to a minimum so that fear of these does not contraindicate the procedure in any way. The first transfusion upon a human being appears to have been done in France by Jean Denys of Montpelier, physician to Louis XIV on



anemia ; transfusion

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