Few fields of medical practice have expanded in recent years as rapidly and as successfully as transfusion of blood, plasma and their substitutes. The number of indications has increased tremendously, the danger of reactions has been reduced to a small fraction of what it was only ten or fifteen years ago. The qualifications of the three authors are attested to by the various positions held by them and by the long list of their contributions to the subject of the monograph.
The indications for the use of blood, plasma and substitutes, shock, the theory and practice of blood grouping (including the Rh factor, and of pretransfusion tests, the technic of transfusion of blood and plasma, the preparation of plasma, blood derivatives and plasma substitutes and the organization and management of a transfusion service and of blood banks are the subjects dealt with in 27 chapters. The lucidity of presentation of