Herbert I. Coombs

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1. When the plasma protein of dogs is lowered by plasmapheresis, the concentration of chloride and sodium in the plasma and the cerebrospinal fluid tends to become the same, a diminishing of the usual disparity which exists in the presence of a normal plasma protein. 2. This is in accord with the theory that the cerebrospinal fluid is a dialysate, with the(More)
During the past two decades much attention has been given to the mode of formation of the cerebrospinal fluid. Until recently it was generally considered that the fluid was actually secreted by cells of the choroid plexus. This theory was first suggested 70 years ago by Schmidt (11), Faivre (3), and Luschka, and it was the working basis of almost all of the(More)