Used for counting blood cells, this particular hemocytometer was manufactured in Italy. Black case that opens by pressing in bronze button to reveal bright blue satin interior lining. Inside, the bottom half of the case holds a paper hemoglobin color chart secured to a white plastic mount; the top half of the case holds a needle housed in a metal tube and a small green booklet which includes instructions (in Italian) for use of the hemocytometer as well as perforated strips of absorbent paper. Needle and booklet are secured in place by bright blue strips of fabric [silk?] which reads "ISCHIROL/ANEMIA/NEVRASTENIA [neurasthenia]" in gold [transfer foil?].
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Science History Institute. Emocromometro (Marucelli Model) with Needle and Booklet with Instructions and Absorbent Paper. Photograph, 2018. Science History Institute. Philadelphia. https://digital.sciencehistory.org/works/4j03d059d.
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