A short review is given of the factors known to influence the rate of sedimentation. Reasons are given for analysing the ESR uncorrected and multiplied by the ratio of PCV to plasma volume.
About 78% of cases with primary cancer of the liver could be shown to have alpha-feto-protein in their serum.
The effects of quartz and carbon suspensions on the activity of cytochrome c oxidase in rat lung tissue were investigated at intervals after intratracheal administration (50 mg./ml. suspension) over a period of 140 days.
Temperature and leucocyte responses in rabbits were investigated as tests for pyrogens in a solution of calcium gluconate for injection.
Ethionine-fed rats develop porphyria associated with an increase in hepatic d-aminolaevulinic acid synthetase.
A family possessing a fast major haemoglobin variant was discovered during a survey of Cape Coloured blood donors in Johannesburg.