993.1302.1: Colorimeter Clinical Manual, c. 1952

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993.1302.1: Colorimeter Clinical Manual.
Image No. 2557 ; Photographer: Helen Kingsley

Object Description

Clinical manual for Klett-Summerson Photoelectric Colorimeter. The manual consists of sheets of printed paper in a ring binder giving general directions for detailed analytical procedures. This includes operational instructions with diagram of instrument, list of Klett tested reagents, methods to determine: level of blood sugar, non-protein nitrogen in blood, uric acid in blood, urea in blood, creatinine in blood, serum bilirubin, cholesterol in whole blood, plasma or serum, ascorbic acid [vitamin C] in plasma, calcium in blood serum, inorganic phosphate in whole blood, plasma or serum, sulfanilamide in blood, blood hemoglobin by the acid hematin method, oxyhemoglobin in blood, iron and hemoglobin in blood, serum iron, Icterus index, serum albumin and serum globulin; A/G ratio, protein in cerebrospinal fluid, phenolsulfonephthalein in urine, androsterone. Located at the back of the manual is a table of normal values, % transmittance chart and references to other quantitative methods for blood and urine.

Object Classification

Accession Number: 993.1302.1
Collection: Diagnostic, Laboratory
Date: c. 1952

Object Dimensions

  • Length: 25.4 cm
  • Width: 18.6 cm

Object Parts

Object Materials

  • chrome plate,
  • paper,
  • plastic,
  • printing ink,
  • steel

Acquisition Detail

  • Manufacturer: Klett Manufacturing Co.