Hammerschlag method

Ham·mer·schlag meth·od

(hahm'ĕr-shlahg),
a hydrometric method of determining the specific gravity of the blood by allowing a drop of blood to fall into each of a series of tubes containing mixtures of chloroform and benzene of known graded specific gravities; the specific gravity of that mixture in which the drop remains exactly suspended, neither rising nor falling, corresponds to the specific gravity of the blood sample.

Ham·mer·schlag meth·od

(hah'mer-shlahg meth'ŏd)
A hydrometric method of determining the specific gravity of the blood by allowing a drop of blood to fall into each of a series of tubes containing mixtures of chloroform and benzene of known graded specific gravities; the specific gravity of that mixture in which the drop remains exactly suspended, neither rising nor falling, corresponds to the specific gravity of the blood sample.

Hammerschlag,

Albert, Austrian physician, 1863-1935.
Hammerschlag method - a hydrometric method of determining the specific gravity of the blood.