The contribution of Ruscoe Clarke and his team to knowledge relevant to blood loss after injury.


The major contributions of Ruscoe Clarke, made between 1947 and 1959 at the Birmingham Accident Hospital, are recalled. He and his team measured the red cell volumes. By these and other means we estimated the average blood loss from a series of civilian injuries. It was found that the lowest haemoglobin level 4-14 days after injury was a useful clue in… (More)