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A simple apparatus for measuring the blood urea, manufactured by Dr. Luigj Benusi in 1943 in Albania.

Tartari F, Buzo S, Vyshka G - J Med Ethics Hist Med (2009)

Bottom Line: The apparatus invented by Dr. Luigj Benusi in 1943, in Tirana, was a practical application of the Kowarsky technique and Ambard laws, helping in determining blood urea levels and very important to a variety of diseases, mainly kidney disorders.The apparatus was invented and prepared from very simple laboratory materials, such as glasses, test tubes, corks and volumetric cylinders.Technologically, it was based upon the determination of blood urea through hypobromite, and, among the advantages of the apparatus of Benusi, were its extreme simplicity, the smaller amount of blood needed for producing results (2 milliliters), as well as an easiest way to clean up and to manage the apparatus from a practical point of everyday use.

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Affiliation: Service of Urology, UHC Mother Theresa, Rr. Dibrës 371 Tirana, Albania.

ABSTRACT
The apparatus invented by Dr. Luigj Benusi in 1943, in Tirana, was a practical application of the Kowarsky technique and Ambard laws, helping in determining blood urea levels and very important to a variety of diseases, mainly kidney disorders. The apparatus was invented and prepared from very simple laboratory materials, such as glasses, test tubes, corks and volumetric cylinders. Technologically, it was based upon the determination of blood urea through hypobromite, and, among the advantages of the apparatus of Benusi, were its extreme simplicity, the smaller amount of blood needed for producing results (2 milliliters), as well as an easiest way to clean up and to manage the apparatus from a practical point of everyday use.

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Dr. Luigj Benusi during his pioneer work in the State Laboratory of Tirana, 1945. Courtesy of Tartari F., Albanian Society of Urology
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f1-jmehm-2-19: Dr. Luigj Benusi during his pioneer work in the State Laboratory of Tirana, 1945. Courtesy of Tartari F., Albanian Society of Urology

Mentions: Dr. Luigj Benusi was specialized in clinical biochemistry and microbiology; in 1945, he was promoted as founder and chief of the State Bacteriological Laboratory in Albania. He was the first one to apply the typhus and paratyphoid vaccine in Albania. Figure 1 is a snapshot from his work in the above-mentioned Laboratory. Due to the severe conditions of the post Second World War in Albanian hospitals, the work of Dr. Benusi and his colleagues served as an incentive for reviving the medical system.


A simple apparatus for measuring the blood urea, manufactured by Dr. Luigj Benusi in 1943 in Albania.

Tartari F, Buzo S, Vyshka G - J Med Ethics Hist Med (2009)

Dr. Luigj Benusi during his pioneer work in the State Laboratory of Tirana, 1945. Courtesy of Tartari F., Albanian Society of Urology
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f1-jmehm-2-19: Dr. Luigj Benusi during his pioneer work in the State Laboratory of Tirana, 1945. Courtesy of Tartari F., Albanian Society of Urology
Mentions: Dr. Luigj Benusi was specialized in clinical biochemistry and microbiology; in 1945, he was promoted as founder and chief of the State Bacteriological Laboratory in Albania. He was the first one to apply the typhus and paratyphoid vaccine in Albania. Figure 1 is a snapshot from his work in the above-mentioned Laboratory. Due to the severe conditions of the post Second World War in Albanian hospitals, the work of Dr. Benusi and his colleagues served as an incentive for reviving the medical system.

Bottom Line: The apparatus invented by Dr. Luigj Benusi in 1943, in Tirana, was a practical application of the Kowarsky technique and Ambard laws, helping in determining blood urea levels and very important to a variety of diseases, mainly kidney disorders.The apparatus was invented and prepared from very simple laboratory materials, such as glasses, test tubes, corks and volumetric cylinders.Technologically, it was based upon the determination of blood urea through hypobromite, and, among the advantages of the apparatus of Benusi, were its extreme simplicity, the smaller amount of blood needed for producing results (2 milliliters), as well as an easiest way to clean up and to manage the apparatus from a practical point of everyday use.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: Service of Urology, UHC Mother Theresa, Rr. Dibrës 371 Tirana, Albania.

ABSTRACT
The apparatus invented by Dr. Luigj Benusi in 1943, in Tirana, was a practical application of the Kowarsky technique and Ambard laws, helping in determining blood urea levels and very important to a variety of diseases, mainly kidney disorders. The apparatus was invented and prepared from very simple laboratory materials, such as glasses, test tubes, corks and volumetric cylinders. Technologically, it was based upon the determination of blood urea through hypobromite, and, among the advantages of the apparatus of Benusi, were its extreme simplicity, the smaller amount of blood needed for producing results (2 milliliters), as well as an easiest way to clean up and to manage the apparatus from a practical point of everyday use.

No MeSH data available.


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