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Transfusion. The operation of transfusing either the blood of a healthy person or some form of saline infusion into the veins of another person is in rare instances performed. It is of value in cases where the patient operated upon has been the subject of great loss of blood, or where the blood, though normal in quantity, is poisoned by carbonic oxide or by certain disease products.