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The subject of replacement of lost blood by either blood or a substitute for blood has never to this reviewer been dealt with effectively in a single volume. The literature is diffuse in its distribution, contradictory and somewhat emotional, based on personal prejudices, and obviously influenced by national interests where specific products have been developed as a stockpile for national, civilian, and wartime emergencies. Dr. Gruber's book would appear to meet a real need, namely, the compilation of these diverse data organized with a rational approach and without limiting prejudice where opinions have been expressed.
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Blood Replacement.. Ann Intern Med. ;72:966–967. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-72-6-966
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1970;72(6):966-967.
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