Haemoglobinometer set in case, by Carl Zeiss, Jena, Germany, first half 20th century.
A haemoglobinometer measures the level of haemoglobin in the blood. Haemoglobin is the part of the blood responsible for carrying oxygen around the body. It is essential for a healthy diet. In the 1940s, the haemoglobin or iron content of the blood estimated levels of malnutrition. This haemoglobinometer was made by optical instrument maker Carl Zeiss of Jena in Germany. It is accompanied by a special portable microscope.
- Laboratory Medicine
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overall (microscope): 130 mm x 70 mm x 70 mm, .49kg
overall (tube): 300 mm
- furnishing and equipment
- tools & equipment
- medical instrument
- Burkitt, F.T.
- Loan: Wellcome Trust
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