The history of blood transfusion

@article{Giangrande2000TheHO,
  title={The history of blood transfusion},
  author={P. L. F. Giangrande},
  journal={British Journal of Haematology},
  year={2000},
  volume={110}
}
  • P. Giangrande
  • Published 2000
  • Medicine
  • British Journal of Haematology
The basic techniques involved in this life-saving procedure are relatively simple and it is thus perhaps surprising that blood transfusion only became a part of routine clinical practice relatively recently. Blood-letting (venesection) was widely practised for a variety of medical conditions from the time of Hippocrates (<430 bc) through to the nineteenth century in Europe and yet transfusion only became a commonplace therapeutic intervention less than 100 years ago. This is because both an… Expand

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