Abstract

1. The blood and plasma conductance was measured in 157 blood samples. Of these, 101 were from hospital patients with a variety of clinical conditions, 33 were from normal individuals, and 23 were unclassified.

2. Blood counts were done on the same specimens.

3. An empiric equation, was found to give the red cell count from the conductivity measurements, wherein C1 = 10.49, and g is in millions per cu. mm.

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4. A nomograph is presented to simplify the calculations of the red cell count.

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS Appreciation is here expressed to Dr. D. P. Barr and Dr. P. Reznikoff of New York Hospital, Cornell Medical Center, to Dr. J. S. LaDue of Memorial Hospital, and to Capt. W. H. H. Turville and Capt. H. L. Weaver of the U. S. Naval Hospital, St. Albans for their kind cooperation and for making available clinical material. Appreciation is also expressed to Col. J. R. Wood, Chief, Medical Division, Army Chemical Center for making available certain laboratory facilities.