December 24, 1932


JAMA. 1932;99(26):2196-2197. doi:10.1001/jama.1932.02740780048022

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Meeting of Academy of Medicine of Turin  At a recent meeting of the Academy of Medicine of Turin, Professors Giordano and Vigliani reported the results of their research on the circulation time of the blood, with Leschske's calcium chloride method and Wollheim's fluorescein method. The circulation time was found to be diminished in various types of anemia, in exophthalmic goiter and in acute glomerulonephritis. It is increased, and sometimes to a high degree, in patients with cardiac decompensation. They applied Gollmann's acetylene method for the study of the average speed of the circulation in sick and in healthy persons. This method gave excellent results. It cannot, however, be applied in all morbid conditions, particularly in patients who are notably dyspneic (in which cases it is impossible to secure a perfect mixture of the gases) and in patients affected with extensive pulmonary lesions, in which the relation between the tension of

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