Observations on the Erythrocyte Sedimentation Rate in Infancy and Childhood: With Special Reference to the Use of Landau's Modification of the Linzenmeier-Raunert Micromethod

Buchanan, Ian Kirkwood (1937) Observations on the Erythrocyte Sedimentation Rate in Infancy and Childhood: With Special Reference to the Use of Landau's Modification of the Linzenmeier-Raunert Micromethod. MD thesis, University of Glasgow.

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Abstract

Within the last two decades, considerable attention has been directed, by observers in many countries, to the value of the sedimentation test in disease. This test depends on the observation that, in a column of blood which has been prevented from clotting by the addition of citrate or other anticoagulant, the red cells sediment more rapidly in disease than in health. Owing mainly to the methods in general use, which demand venipuncture, this attention has been principally directed to disease as it occurs in the adult, and only a relatively small amount of investigation has been carried out in children. The present study, performed during a period of one year in Wards 5 and 6 of the Royal Hospital for Sick Children, Glasgow, was undertaken with the following objects (1) To investigate the methods applicable to children, and to discover, if possible, a method which would be at once simple and efficient. (2) To determine the value of the test as an aid to diagnosis and prognosis in the diseases of childhood.

Item Type: Thesis (MD)
Qualification Level: Doctoral
Keywords: Medicine
Date of Award: 1937
Depositing User: Enlighten Team
Unique ID: glathesis:1937-80105
Copyright: Copyright of this thesis is held by the author.
Date Deposited: 03 Mar 2020 09:04
Last Modified: 03 Mar 2020 09:04
URI: http://theses.gla.ac.uk/id/eprint/80105

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