Blood Loss

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Give two ways in which surgeons tried to stop blood loss at the beginning of the period (1850)
Cauterising - 1). Seal blood vessels by placing hot iron on would 2). Pour hot oil over wound
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Who discovered blood types in 1901?
Karl Landsteiner
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Why were blood transfusions not very practical before WW1?
Donor had to be present and connected to the patient
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Why was blood loss in operations a problem?
1). Too much blood made it difficult for surgeon to see what he is doing 2). Too much blood loss affects blood pressure and can cause the heart to stop.
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Why were blood transfusions dangerous before 1901?
Didn't know that different blood groups existed
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Why was adding sodium citrate helpful in blood transfusions during WW1?
It stopped the blood clotting
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Who discovered blood types in 1901?

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Karl Landsteiner

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