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Quotes of the Day for 15 March 2004 – Blood

It was on this day in 1937 that Dr Bernard Fantus established the first blood bank at Chicago's Cook County Hospital. He had learned that Russian doctors had been draining blood from cadavers to transfuse into surgical patients, an organized system of deposits by live donors seemed less ghoulish and more wholesome.

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The quotes:

Humility must always be the portion of any man who receives acclaim earned in the blood of his followers and the sacrifices of his friends.
     - Dwight D. Eisenhower, 1890 - 1969

To knock a thing down, especially if it is cocked at an arrogant angle, is a deep delight of the blood.
     - George Santayana, 1863 - 1921

A man who is good enough to shed his blood for his country is good enough to be given a square deal afterwards.
     - Theodore Roosevelt, 1858 - 1919

The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants. It is its natural manure.
     - Thomas Jefferson, 1743 - 1826

Aristotle taught that the brain exists merely to cool the blood and is not involved in the process of thinking. This is true only of certain persons.
     - Will Cuppy

Writing is easy. All you do is stare at a blank sheet of paper until drops of blood form on your forehead.
     - Gene Fowler, 1890 - 1960

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