<< Previous Message | Next Message >>
From:Linda Jenkins <jlinda@ces.clemson.edu>
Content-Type:text/plain; charset="us-ascii"

For: Jim Ball,
	Mequita Praet did a very simple yet elegant  diagram on orientation
of embedded tissues many years ago.  It was either in Histologic or our
state newsletter.  Help -  Mequita!  For many years we had this laminated
and posted at the embedding station.
	Karen Burg and I  published an article in the JOH in March of 1996
entitled, "Special Considerations in Embedding a Lactide Absorbable
Polymer" which clearly shows how important specimen orientation is to
obtaining a nice section.
	Best wishes - but - remember - there are "pack rats " among us who
can't seem to resist the urge to cram  every inch of base mold with tissue!
It almost becomes a competition - "Gee, whiz, I got 37 pieces of prostate
chips in one mold"! <grin>
PS - Maybe you would like to merge your chart on how NOT to embed tissues
with my collection of sectioning induced artifacts:-)
Linda Jenkins, HT
Clemson University
Department of Bioengineering

<< Previous Message | Next Message >>