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Fun Facts About Blood Tranfusions

Jerry Anderson   December 13, 2015   Comments Off on Fun Facts About Blood Tranfusions
L0000096 A early blood transfusion from lamb to man
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A early blood transfusion from lamb to man.
1705 Grosser und gantz neugewundener Lorbeer-Krantz, oder Wund Artzney ... Zum andern Mahl vermehrt heraus gegeben /
Matthias Gottfried Purmann
Published: 1705.

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During the 1600s in Europe the first blood transfusions were done and involved inserting the blood of animals such as lambs and goats into the veins of humans. Lambs were the preferred animal for this procedure because it was thought that the traits of the animal were passed on to the person through the blood.   Needless to say, the… Read more »