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Catalog Number 03.0006.002
Object Name Apparatus, Electrophoresis
Title NIH BEIB Electrophoresis Apparatus
Description Stainless steel round base with intake and outlet flow valves on either side. Apparatus is glass tubing which comes from intake and goes up in spiral then back down to outlet. Covered with rounded glass top.
Date 1953-1954
Collection Louis Sokoloff Collection
Accession number 03.0006.002
Caption NIH BEIB Electrophoresis Apparatus
Catalog date 2003-11-24
Catalog type History
Provenance From a conversation with Dr. Sokoloff, Aug. 11, 2003: The electrophoresis apparatus was custom-made at NIH. Took radioactive iodine in blood sample and used a gamma-emitter with a well-type crystal instead of putting it into the well manually. The coils were used to pump it through for a continuous count. One side was connected by catheter to the cat and the other to pump to pull blood through the coils. Dr. Louis Sokoloff of the National Institute of Mental Health studied cerebral blood flow, energy metabolism and functional activity in the brain. He developed methods to measure the local rates of blood flow, glucose use, and protein making. He also helped to map the central nervous system.
Notes Sheet 1/12/04, #20
Number of images 1
Updated 2017-09-08
Condition Very Good
Organizations NIH; NIMH, Laboratory of Cerebral Metabolism
NIH; OD, ORS, Biomedical Engineering & Instrumentation Branch
Buildings Building 36 (Lowell P. Weicker Building)
NIH Property # none
Old NIH Property # none
Serial # none
People Sokoloff, Louis E.