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blood and iron

Military action as opposed to non-violent methods. The term "blood and iron" is usually linked to an 1862 speech by German statesman Otto von Bismarck. If the president keeps calling for blood and iron, we're going to find ourselves in the a war soon enough.
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blood and iron

military force rather than diplomacy.
Blood and iron is a translation of German Blut und Eisen, a phrase particularly associated with a speech made by the German statesman Bismarck ( 1815–98 ) in the Prussian House of Deputies in 1886 .
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Therefore, it is important to have effective preoperative anemia management strategies and protocols to correct anemia in patients on hemodialysis undergoing surgical procedures, including adjusting doses of continuous IV iron and EPO therapy in anticipation of blood and iron loss.
Cadmium and lead in blood and iron status markers were determined in 21 nonsmoking subjects with HH genetically tested for the HFE mutations and in 21 nonsmoking controls matched for age and sex.
We determined cadmium and lead in blood and iron status markers in 21 nonsmoking subjects with HH (18 men and 3 women) and conducted blood sampling in parallel with phlebotomies.