The surgeon Albert Hustin was, throughout his career, a prolific researcher and inventor, but it is with transfusion that his name is rightly associated.
It is to this Belgian, born in 1882, that we owe the resolution of one of the main obstacles to the democratization of blood perfusion, which was then the subject of repeated experiments.
The man with 40 vaccines
The time is right for him.
The Austrian Karl Landsteiner has just revealed, in 1900, the existence of three blood groups A, B and C (which will later be renamed O) and by extension, the principle of incompatibility.
In the United States, surgeon Andrew Crile carried out the first direct blood transfusion from donor to recipient in 1906.
A success that involves a real operation consisting in exposing the vessels (vein or artery) of two patients to connect them using a cannula.
But, at this stage, infusing previously stored blood still seems impossible because it very quickly begins to thicken before drying out: it is
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