Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Case of Transfusion by Mr Wheatcroft surgeon of Cannock – 1858

Case of Transfusion by Mr Wheatcroft surgeon of Cannock – 1858

The delicate and interesting operation of transferring blood from one place to another has again been successfully performed by Mr. J. Wheatcroft, surgeon of Cannock.

When apparently expiring from loss of blood, about two pounds of blood was transfused from the veins of her husband into her veins with the happiest result. In a few minutes after the current of blood begun to flow, and the ebbing of life was checked, the circulation being re-established, and deliverance from apparently certain and approaching dissolution secured. Mr. Wheatcroft suggests the trial of this operation in the last stage of low typhus and the collapse of Asiatic cholera when all other means have failed.

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