Microtone knife safety

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From:"Mike Kirby" <mikek@mail.saimr.wits.ac.za>
To:"Histonet" <HistoNet@pathology.swmed.edu>
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Dear Marylou,
           Your Safety Committee's request to investigate some sort of glove
to protect your Staff from the occasional nick from a microtone blade is
definitely an overkill, and just being careful is the best "protection",
besides, a blade will cheerfully slice through any latex, synthetic or
leather glove that's on the market.
          I remember in my very dim and distant youth, we had a pair of
chain mail gloves in our Histopathology Dept, which covered the thumbs and
first two fingers of both hands. Talk about being clumsy! cutting sections
was like as trying to thread a needle while wearing a pair of boxing gloves!
We threw them into the back of our store room and endured the occasional


Mike Kirby
South Africa.

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