And in festive spirit, here is the EDTA song:
On 28 Dec 2007, at 10:40, Jeffrey Davies wrote:
> L. S. Sacker, K. E. Saunders, Beryl Page, and Margaret Goodfellow.
> DILITHIUM SEQUESTRENE AS AN ANTICOAGULANT J Clin Pathol. 1959 May;
> 12(3): 254–257 is not as early as your reference, but they cite
> Proescher F. (1951) Proc Soc Exp Biol and Med (NY) 76, 619 together
> Hadley & Larson for the use of disodium EDTA as an anticoagulant for
> haematology. Sacker's interesting proposal was the use of LiEDTA for
> both haematological and common biochemical analyses. Hoch & Chanutin's
> paper "Effects of anticoagulants on serum and plasma" (concerning
> protein electrophoresis) was published in the Journal of Biological
> Chemistry in 1952 and they also cited Proescher's 1951 paper.
> But EDTA was first synthesised in the late 1930's so there may be
> earlier references out there!
> Happy New Year,
> Jeff Davies
> Bradford Royal Infirmary
>>>> BRECHOT <[log in to unmask]> 25/12/2007 22:12:27 >>>
> HADLEY (G Gordon) & LARSON (Norman L) - Use of sequestrene as an
> anticoagulant - Am J Clin Pathol, 1953, 23: 613-618
> Merry Christmas !!
> JF Brechot
> Having read "The role of EDTA as in vitro anticoagulant for
> diagnostic purposes" (Clin Chem Lab Med 2007;45:565) I can not resist
> asking you about the first-ever appearance of EDTA as in vitro
> anticoagulant in the scientific literature.
> I do hope that some of the older (sorry: more experienced) fellows
> still have (old-fashioned ?) notes on that ...
> Michael Steiner
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