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The structure and physical properties of the red cell have received a great deal of attention recently with the advent of new methods for visualizing cells. This subject is examined extensively in this monograph prepared by participants in a conference held last year in France. The 16 contributors to this volume depict erythrocyte structure by electron scanning, holography, and freezeetching processes. Laser technology also is used, in a unique experiment designed, by Dr. Bull to explore the mystery of the dimple in the red cell. Another excellent paper, by Dr. Lessin, discusses the complement-antibody damage to the cell membrane. A
Red Cell Shape. Physiology, Pathology, Ultrastructure.. Ann Intern Med. 1974;80:287. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-80-2-287_2
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1974;80(2):287.
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