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A diluting fluid for blood used in counting erythrocytes.


  • G. Hayem:
    Recherches sur l’évolution des hématies dans le sang de l’homme et des vertébrés.
    Archives de physiologie normale et pathologique, Paris, 1878, 5: 692-734.

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