[Histonet] RE: Training Plan for Microtomy

Rittman, Barry R Barry.R.Rittman <@t> uth.tmc.edu
Thu Jan 20 14:20:05 CST 2011

There are three excellent references. They all give much more than students need but provide nice context.

"The Effective Use and Proper Care of the Microtome"
Oscar W. Richards.
Published by American Optical Company.
Not sure when last published but my copy is 1959.
This gives the theory and the history of microtomes and microtomy.

The Microtome. A Guide to Specimen Preparation and Sectioning.
Walter F.
Published by the Leitz Company.

Section Cutting in Microscopy.
Steedman H.F. 1960
Blackwell Scientific Publications, Oxford.
Great description of development of embedding media  .

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From: histonet-bounces <@t> lists.utsouthwestern.edu [mailto:histonet-bounces <@t> lists.utsouthwestern.edu] On Behalf Of Feher, Stephen
Sent: Thursday, January 20, 2011 1:47 PM
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Subject: [Histonet] Training Plan for Microtomy

I was wondering if any of you may have a microtomy training plan in your
files that you would be willing to share?  We are looking to expand some
of the duties of some of our techs and would like to start things in
motion by putting in place a good training plan prior to anyone getting
near anything sharp.

Stephen A. Feher, MS, SCT (ASCP)

Pathology Supervisor

Catholic Medical Center

100 McGregor Street

Manchester, NH 03102


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