NICOLAS ARIAS ELENES, ROGER A. EWALD, WILLIAM H. CROSBY; The Reservoir Function of the Spleen and Its Relation to Postsplenectomy Anemia in the Dog. Blood 1964; 24 (3): 299–304. doi: https://doi.org/10.1182/blood.V24.3.299.299
Nylon nets sutured around intact dog spleens mechanically prevented them from functioning as red cell reservoirs. Failure of the animals to develop anemia indicates that loss of the reservoir function of the spleen is not involved in the postsplenectomy anemia of the dog.