Hektoen International

A Journal of Medical Humanities

Tag: Philip Crispin

  • Transfusion reactions hidden from history

    Philip CrispinAustralian Capital Territory Dr. James Blundell (1790–1878) was the first to transfuse blood from one human to another, with variable success. At the forefront of transfusion, he also played a role too in understanding transfusion reactions. He completed his medical degree in Edinburgh, then trained under his uncle, Dr. Haighton, whom he later succeeded…