Hektoen International

A Journal of Medical Humanities

Tag: Alternatives to blood transfusion

  • Alternatives to blood transfusion

    Geraldine MillerLiverpool, England In 1616 William Harvey first discovered how blood circulates around the body. This discovery stimulated research into transfusing blood from one person to another. Early attempts to replace blood began with liquids such as milk, both animal and human, urine, and beer. Sir Christopher Wren in the seventeenth century even suggested opium…