microtome knife safety

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From:"LINDA MARGRAF MD" <LMARGRAF@childmed.dallas.tx.us>
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Here's a message Jaclynn has been trying to post:

SUBJECT:  microtome knife safety

Back when I did a lot of paraffin and cryo-sectioning with those heavy steel
blades, I wondered about knife guards myself.  I couldn't find anything
available by suppliers (maybe I just didn't know where to look), so I used
sections of latex rubber tubing split open and slipped over the ends of the
knife that weren't currently being used.  This seemed to work well for me.

Jaclynn Lett, Research Assistant     jmlett@cid.wustl.edu 

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