Development of blood transfusion during the World Wars

0

“This article summarizes the remarkable development in the science and practice of blood transfusion during the 20 years either side of 1900…” Boulton (2015).

References:

Boulton, F. (2015) Blood transfusion and the World Wars. Medicine, Conflict, and Survival. March 30th. [epub ahead of print].

Abstract:

This article summarizes the remarkable development in the science and practice of blood transfusion during the 20 years either side of 1900, progressing through the challenges of surgical vascular access, the propensity of shed blood to clot and the more mysterious apparently arbitrary acute reactions (later revealed as due to blood group incompatibility), to describe in more detail, the developments at the Western Front, then giving a précis of the advances in the interwar years through to the mid-twentieth-century ‘blood-banking’.

Thank you to our partners for supporting IVTEAM

Share.

Comments are closed.

Free Email Updates
Join 5.5K IVTEAM members. Subscribe now and be the first to receive all the latest free updates from IVTEAM!
100% Privacy. We don't spam.