[Histonet] No embedding center OR tissue processor

Tim Wheelock twheelock <@t> mclean.harvard.edu
Wed Jan 24 08:16:31 CST 2007

Hi Anila

When I first started my lab here in 1986, I had no embedding center or 

For processing specimens, I used jars that I would have to get up and 
jiggle every 15 minutes or so, including jars of paraffin stored in the 

For embedding I would use flat metal "cookie sheets" over ice.
What I used as a hot plate to manipulate the specimen in the mold  I 
cannot remember.
But a skillet, as Jan suggests (or perhaps an electric stirrer with a 
heating function) should do it.

Tim Wheelock
Harvard Brain Bank
McLean Hospital
Belmont, MA

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