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With the increasing use of ultraviolet light as an important therapeutic measure for children, it is obviously necessary to ascertain the effect of this procedure on the young organism. In a previous paper the writer has shown that ultraviolet light is capable of increasing the blood platelets in the new-born. The present investigation deals with the effect on the erythrocytes and hemoglobin, and is based on observations on a series of 200 new-born infants during a period of eight months. The erythrocyte count and hemoglobin determinations were made within six hours after birth and at twenty-four hour intervals thereafter. These
Effect of Ultraviolet Light on the Blood of New-Born Infants. Erythrocytes and Hemoglobin.. Ann Intern Med. ;1:739–740. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-1-9-739
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1928;1(9):739-740.
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