Almroth Wright's opsonisation bath

This metal case for opsonisation bath (just behind the microscope) was designed by Almroth Wright. It is essentially an incubator used to incubate blood samples in order to assess phagocytic activity. It was linked in with Wright’s ideas of vaccine therapy and the importance of using autogenous vaccines to treat disease in an individual and boost the immune system when this was at its peak. It can be seen, among many other objects, in the Alexander Fleming Laboratory Museum, in London.

  • Photos by ti.supmacinu|ihgrob.l#ihgroB acuL (July 2011), courtesy of Kevin Brown, on behalf of the Alexander Fleming Laboratory Museum.

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