Blood, according to Goethe in Faust I, is a “special kind of juice.” Blood is of manifold significance to the organism: its functions are partly autonomous, partly of an intermediary nature; the bloodstream serves as the transmitting agent to and from the cells and organs. Furthermore, the blood carries out the exchange of hormones and other substances regulating the organs and cell function.


Cortisol Sedimentation Anemia Retina Eosin 


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© Springer-Verlag New York Inc. 1979

Authors and Affiliations

  • Fritz Hollwich
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  1. 1.University of Muenster, West GermanyMünchen 40West Germany

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