Haemometer

Haemometer

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Description
A haemometer (or hemoglobinometer) is used to determine the quantity of hemoglobin in blood. The form proposed in 1902 by Hermann Sahli (1856-1933), a professor of medicine at the University of Bern, in Switzerland, compares the color of the tested blood, treated with hydrochloric acid, with standard colors. The inscription on the case of this example reads “PERFECTED / SAHLI HAEMOMETER / TIP-TOP.”
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
diagnostic
blood testing apparatus
hemometer
Measurements
overall: 1 3/8 in x 6 1/2 in x 3 in; 3.4925 cm x 16.51 cm x 7.62 cm
ID Number
1984.1044.01
catalog number
1984.1044.01
accession number
1984.1044
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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