CommunicationA new method of demonstrating malarial parasites in the peripheral blood☆
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Abstract1.1. By means of supravital staining the malarial parasites can be sharply stained and easily found out. The stain consists of Leishman's stain 2 part brilliant cresyl blue 1 part (1 per cent, alchoholic solution).2.2. The method eliminates fixing, dehaemoglobination, drying, changing of stains and washing.3.3. Reticulocytes may be counted at the same time.4.4. It is a better contrast stain than the usual Romanowsky methods.5.5. There is no distortion of the corpuscle or parasites such as is found in thick smears.6.6. It is a very suitable method for mass examination of blood in outdoor dispensaries, relief centres, etc.

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