[Histonet] Re: Flames at embedding centers
JWatson <@t> gnf.org
Wed Nov 19 12:58:29 CST 2014
How about the person in the 1970's coverslipping with an open dish of xylene at AFIP and someone at the other end of the stain line decolorizing Brown and Brenn stains with acetone/ether in the sink; then the acetone/ether fumes migrating across the stain line to the cigarette and having the whole counter and wall catch fire.
James Watson HT ASCP
GNF Genomics Institute of the Novartis Research Foundation
Scientific Technical Leader II, Histology
jwatson <@t> gnf.org
From: histonet-bounces <@t> lists.utsouthwestern.edu [mailto:histonet-bounces <@t> lists.utsouthwestern.edu] On Behalf Of Bob Richmond
Sent: Wednesday, November 19, 2014 10:36 AM
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Subject: [Histonet] Re: Flames at embedding centers
Remembering histotechnologists at Johns Hopkins in the 1960s smoking cigarettes while hand-staining slides in rows of large Stender dishes, including a dish with 20% picric acid in acetone, used to remove formalin pigment (since buffering formalin wasn't permitted way back then).
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