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Micrometric Gasometer
Micrometric Gasometer
Micrometric Gasometer

Many constituents of blood and other biological fluids can be measured by extracting components in the form of a gas. From the amount of gas released, the unknown amount of a substance can be calculated. This technique, known as gasometric analysis, was used effectively by Donald Van Slyke, who developed a gasometric analyzer that found extensive applications in science and medicine. The Lazarow Micrometric Gasometer, a descendant of Van Slyke's apparatus, was designed to test blood when only minute quantities were available, as is the case when working with infants or small animals. Arnold Lazarow developed this device in 1952 at the Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio.

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