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War has never lavished gifts on humanity; an exception may be made for the impetus and popularization of the use of blood, plasma, and the plasma expanders attributable to the Spanish Civil War, World War II, and the Korean conflict. Actually, knowledge of blood transfusion was essentially a contribution of civilian enterprise; in turn, the Armed Forces' Transfusion Program stimulated much work and made a valid contribution with its experience in the field.
This profusely illustrated book provides a very extensive and detailed critical report of the development of the Transfusion Service in the Armed Forces; while it is mainly
Blood Program in World War II.. Ann Intern Med. 1965;62:1102. doi: https://doi.org/10.7326/0003-4819-62-5-1102_1
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1965;62(5):1102.
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