Hospitals and Clinics

Hospitals and Clinics

Hospitals and Clinics
Equipment, Outpatient Department Laboratory 1
II: Buildings and Grounds
Per hour, the new Automatic Blood Chemistry Analyzer performs twenty analyses of blood sugar and blood urea nitrogen. A technician places blood samples in the circular plate depressions on the right. A series of ingenious pumps transfers the material to reaction chambers where the chemical of interest (glucose for example) is converted into a colored substance. The machine reads the color intensity and the results appear as lines on a graph. The exact amount of labor saved is yet to be determined, but in general, a machine serviced by one technician will do the work ordinarily done by three.
Academic medical centers | Laboratories | Medical equipment | Blood--Analysis
Lewellyn, Stephen
Photographic prints; 18.4 x 24.0 cm
University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois
Archival Photographic Files
University of Chicago Library, Special Collections Research Center

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