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Letters Failed phlebotomy? Think William Harvey

Failed phlebotomy? Think universal precautions

BMJ 2015; 350 doi: (Published 05 February 2015) Cite this as: BMJ 2015;350:h559
  1. Saiful Miah, urology specialist registrar1,
  2. Suresh Venugopal, urology specialist registrar1,
  3. Hena Begum, general practitioner and honorary clinical lecturer2
  1. 1Department of Urology, Royal Hallamshire Hospital, Sheffield S10 2RX, UK
  2. 2Academic Unit of Primary Care, University of Sheffield, Samuel Fox House, Northern General Hospital, Sheffield, UK
  1. saiful_miah{at}

Dorrington and Aronson’s article provided useful tips for obtaining a venous blood sample in an antegrade manner, especially from smaller veins on the dorsal aspect of the hand.1 It provided anatomical and physiological insight into …

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