• J. D. Brailsford
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The original theoretical work published by Dr. Dintenfass was carried out, as he reminds us, at a time when very little was known about the rheology of blood or about the physical properties of the red cell itself. It is noteworthy therefore that his work has stood up so well. In 1969 he drew attention to the extremely low surface viscosity implied if the membrane is to transmit fluid forces as it obviously does. I am particularly interested in this because the nonlinear stress/strain relationship measured by Bull, Korpman and myself and presented by Bull at this symposium would explain adequately what Dintenfass has referred to as still a ‘mystery’.


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    Brennen, C.: A concentrated suspension model for the Couette rheology of blood. Can. J. Chem. Eng.53, 126–133, 1975CrossRefGoogle Scholar

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