Medicine: Transfusions

When a man gives his blood to save the life of another, whether on the field of honor or on the operating tables, it has long been conventional to regard him as a hero. Comes Dr. Geoffrey Keynes of St. Bartholomew's Hospital, England, with a denial that there is any virtue of sacrifice in the act of offering one's blood for transfusion. Positive benefit rather than injury is to be expected from the deed. Said he: "It should be widely known that a healthy young man can part with a considerable amount of blood...

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