Red Cell Slip at a Wail in vitro

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Science  24 Mar 1967:
Vol. 155, Issue 3769, pp. 1554-1556
DOI: 10.1126/science.155.3769.1554


Interferometric microscope observations of flowing blood indicate that the absolute number of red cells maintaining sliding contact with a wall is of the order 104 per square centi meter at low flow rates. Contacting cell oscillation and orientation results are given. The near wall local hematocrit is found to be relatively low.