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Blood transfusion

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Subject Source: UK Archival Thesaurus

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 Item — DCPP/WHI/2/6

Notes written during Whitby's 1956 Commonwealth Tour relating to his life-saving transfusion in 1918 and the development of the Transfusion Service , 1956

Reference Code: GBR/0269/DCPP/WHI/2/6
Scope and Contents This brief overview describes how Whitby received his life-saving blood transfusion in 1918. The surgery to remove his right leg after he was severely wounded at the Somme was carried out by Gordon Gordon-Taylor, a surgeon from the Middlesex Hospital, where Lionel would later complete his medical training and forge his career as a bacteriologist. It refers to the outbreak of the Second World War, when he was 'entrusted with the creation and development of the Transfusion Service to supply...
Dates: 1956
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