from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A determination of the number of red and white cells in a given quantity of blood, and also of the relative numbers of the different varieties of white cells: this latter is called the differential blood-count.
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After the star had been flown into Bombay's Breach Candy Hospital in an Air Force jet made available for the purpose; after exhaustive tests had come up with almost nothing; and while he lay unconscious, dying, with a blood-count that had fallen from his normal fifteen to a murderous four point two, a hospital spokesman faced the national press on Breach Candy's wide white steps.
Just now the method is new, and its use somewhat limited, but it is the confident prediction of many students of the subject that, before long, intelligence tests will become as much a matter of necessary routine in schoolroom procedure as a blood-count now is in physical diagnosis.
_Vide_ Cases. blood-count in, 102. diagnosis of, 104. effects of massage in, 101. fatigue in, 72.
"Neither an anæmic appearance nor a blood-count is alone enough for a certain diagnosis.