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Haemoglobinometer; 1900s; 1197

Haemoglobinometer, 1900s, 1197
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Also known as a Sahli, after its inventor, this piece of equipment was used to test haemoglobin, or Hb, which carries oxygen around the body. A small amount of blood (from a pin-prick on the finger) was drawn up in the curved pipette, then moved by dropper into a tube holding 10ml of dilute hydrochloric acid. While water was added slowly it was carefully stirred with the glass rod, until a standard colour (in the window on the left) appeared. The level of Hb was found by measuring the amount of water used: high Hb needed more water to meet the standard, but low Hb (indicating anaemia) needed less
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glass, metal
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samson machogu16 Nov 2014 11:41 AM,UTC
i would like to know the applications of haemoglobinometer in life sciences.
Maphine Rop10 Nov 2014 17:05 PM,UTC
I would like to know the uses and applications of the hemoglobinometer in applied and life sciences laboratory.
maringa jeremiah07 Oct 2012 10:09 AM,UTC
could you please send me uses and application of haemoglobinometer