[Histonet] 200 proof ethanol

Bartlett, Jeanine (CDC/CCID/NCZVED) jqb7 <@t> cdc.gov
Fri Nov 7 13:53:23 CST 2008

Many, many years ago I worked with a pathologist that told of parties
with the waste (eosin-tinted) alcohols.......and he discovered that when
he sweated he sweated pinkish-red! 

Jeanine Bartlett
Infectious Diseases Pathology Branch
(404) 639-3590 
jeanine.bartlett <@t> cdc.hhs.gov

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Got you beat by 6 years Sara, and I remember all those fun things too,
except I did not visit the bees. And the reason you colored the alcohol
was to keep the interns and residents from having a party and using it
all up. I also remember making hematoxylin and our ceiling had a huge
purple circle right over the counter where we made it and "blew" it up.
:)  Those were the good ole days, well old anyway.

>===== Original Message From "Breeden, Sara" <sbreeden <@t> nmda.nmsu.edu> 
>===== I remember in the Olde Days (1971-76 or so) we got our ethanol in

>50 gallon drums and it was my job to color the alcohol with something 
>pink so it would be "recognized".  Don't remember what the "pink" stuff

>was and I'm sure there was a reason for coloring it but I was young and

>didn't think I needed to know that, apparently.  I did that, as I 
>remember, after gathering eggs from the chicken house for the albumen 
>and fighting the bees off for the wax... nah! - I'm not THAT old!  I do

>remember round snap cassettes and L-shaped molds and sharpening knives 
>on a glass plate.. maybe it's time for me to retire.  Come to think of 
>it - my ASCP certificate tells me that on March 7, 2009, I will have 
>been practicing histology for FORTY years.  Maybe I do remember the wax

>and chickens... And maybe I need to keep practicing!  That's my Friday 
>Fume for this L-O-N-G very interesting week in the world... adios.
>Sally Breeden, HT(ASCP)
>NM Dept. of Agriculture
>Veterinary Diagnostic Services
>PO Box 4700
>Albuquerque, NM  87106
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