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The first recorded blood transfusions: 1656 to 1668.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  2190368     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The transfusion of blood was only one of many scientific competitions in which the citizens of France and England engaged in the 1600s. This particular competition laid the foundations for transfusion therapy that were built on 100 years later when more was known about blood. At the time of the studies discussed here, the most important goal seemed to be the establishment of the primacy of the discovery by one or the other nation. In this, most scholars give Lower and the English the first animal-to-animal transfusion and Denys and the French the first animal-to-man transfusion. However, even though this national primacy might not seem so important now, we must realize that the international competition created knowledge that still benefits us today, and those results might not have been produced so swiftly if the competition had not taken place.
B A Myhre
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Historical Article; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Transfusion     Volume:  30     ISSN:  0041-1132     ISO Abbreviation:  Transfusion     Publication Date:  1990 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1990-07-11     Completed Date:  1990-07-11     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0417360     Medline TA:  Transfusion     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  358-62     Citation Subset:  IM; Q    
Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, Torrance.
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MeSH Terms
Blood Transfusion / history*
History, 17th Century

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