Four glass electrode vessels used with Warburg Man

Four glass electrode vessels used with Warburg Manometer (1981-369) in metabolic studies on brain tissue by Henry McIlwain, early 1950s. McIlwain was the first to examine the metabolism of brain tissue when it was electrically stimulated. He designed these special reaction vessels; the electrodes inside them were used to pass electric current through pieces of brain tissue. The attached manometer was clipped to the edge of a thermostatted bath so that these reaction vessels dipped in the bath and could be maintained at body temperature.


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The Biochemical Society

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