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Haemoglobinometer; 1900s; 1197

Haemoglobinometer, 1900s, 1197
Name/Title
Haemoglobinometer
About this object
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
Date Made
1900s
Place Made
England
Medium and Materials
glass, metal
Collection
General Medical Collection
Object number
1197

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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