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09/06/2015 17:56:53 »
Before we started transfusion, we had rather a different approach to blood based treatment...
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12/06/2015 05:05:22 »
The idea of bleeding a patient for such a huge range of symptoms seems barbaric, until you read about haemochromatosis. It has a huge range of symptoms and the correct treatment is blood letting. It is possibly the most common recessive disease in Northwestern Europe - maybe as a *result* of doctors bleeding everybody for a few centuries. People who were abnormally good at absorbing iron would have been most able to survive their medical treatment.
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13/06/2015 17:39:10 »
Quite right! And the condition polycythaemia rubra vera (PCRV), where an individual makes too many red cells, is also managed by regular venesection (blood letting).
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