Medicine: Banked Blood

Method and reason of a brand new precaution against hemorrhage of childbirth were last week succinctly set forth by the inventor, Physiologist Maurice B. Visscher of the University of Illinois College of Medicine. Said Professor Visscher: "Taken from the patient during the last stages of pregnancy, when she has stored UP a healthy surplus of rich blood, the reserve blood is treated with sodium citrate to prevent clotting and preserved by electric refrigeration for possible use at any time before, during or after childbirth The principal advantage of the banked blood method obviously is...

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