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To the Editor:—
In a recent issue of The Journal (Dec. 2, 1939, p. 2079) appeared a communication from Dr. A. S. Wiener with reference to the erythrocyte sedimentation test. He referred to unpublished observations in which he and his co-workers noted the effect of external temperature on the sedimentation rate.As there is but little in the literature on this phase of the sedimentation rate, I refer to similar observations which were published in 1928 (Gordon, M. B., and Cohn, D. J.: The Effect of External Temperature on the Sedimentation Rate of the Red Blood Corpuscles, Am. J. M. Sc.176:211 [Aug.] 1928). In our studies we divided each sample of blood into three parts and each portion was placed under a different temperature (10 C., 23 C. and 37 C.) and permitted to sediment at that temperature. In some instances, after the first test, the tubes were
Gordon MB. EFFECT OF EXTERNAL TEMPERATURE ON SEDIMENTATION RATE OF RED BLOOD CORPUSCLES. JAMA. 1940;114(16):1576. doi:10.1001/jama.1940.02810160078030