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May 1911

THE DETERMINATION OF THE CATALYTIC ACTIVITY OF THE BLOOD AS A CLINICAL DIAGNOSTIC METHOD

Author Affiliations

BALTIMORE

From the Pathological and Medical Clinical Laboratories of the Johns Hopkins Hospital.

Arch Intern Med (Chic). 1911;VII(5):624-664. doi:10.1001/archinte.1911.00060050046005
Abstract

INTRODUCTION  The examination of the blood as a diagnostic method has been confined until the present time almost entirely to the study of its cell content from a morphological point of view. This has included the enumeration of the various types of white cells and the red cells with the determination of the hemoglobin content. The importance of the results of these studies need not be emphasized here. It is, however, quite natural that the study of the morphology of the blood, no matter how complete, should only pave the way for further work which must be approached from physiological and chemical aspects. Just as a kidney may show great anatomical variations and still be functionally normal and vice versa, so the cells of the blood may vary, and no matter how complete our knowledge concerning the anatomy of the blood may be, the results to be derived must be

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