First medical blood transfusion between humans

Blundell's GravitatorOn Saturday, 26 September 1818, James Blundell conducted the first medical blood transfusion between human subjects. During the course of the century, transfusion was applied as a remedy to different kinds of sicknesses and injuries, and performed at different times with various fluids. Image: James Blundell’s Gravitator, from “Observations on the Transfusion of Blood, with a Description of his Gravitator.” This image is in the public domain in the United States as its copyright has expired.


Matthew Rowlinson, “On the First Medical Blood Transfusion Between Human Subjects, 1818″

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26 Sep 1818

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