An article entitled "A New and Simple Method of Transfusion" appeared in The Journal recently. The following case is reported to show further the advantages of this method.
—A man aged 37 was knocked down by an automobile, receiving a compound fracture of the skull with crushing trauma of the brain. As I am reporting this case in order to bring out the technic of the transfusion I shall not enter into the details except to say that the patient had lost a large amount of blood and suffered from very severe shock, and that from a therapeutic point of view the transfusion was gratifying. The head injury had been operated on by Dr. A. L. Brown of Winchester, Mass., with whom I saw the patient.
—A tourniquet was applied on the upper arm of the donor only tight enough to give venous congestion. Under cocain a superficial