Warburg manometer supplied by Hospital & Laborator

Warburg manometer supplied by Hospital & Laboratory Supplies Ltd., and used by McIlwain in metabolic studies on brain tissues, 1968. McIlwain was the first to examine the metabolism of brain tissue when it was electrically stimulated. The manometer detected the amount of oxygen used by the sample, which increased as the chemical activity increased. Warburg designed this type of manometer in the 1920s. It was clipped to the edge of a thermostatted bath so that the reaction vessels (1981-371) dipped in the bath and could be maintained at body temperature.


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The Biochemical Society

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