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From:Alex Knisely


At 17:59 02/04/02 +0100, wrote:
>The standard way to preserve specimens and colour is to go through the
tedium of transferring them through Kaiserling's solutions (1 to 3).
>I presume books still have the method, but if not, e-mail me privately and
I will get the method typed out for you.
>Terry L Marshall B.A.(Law), M.B.Ch.B., F.R.C.Path
>Consultant Histopathologist
>Rotherham General Hospital, Yorkshire
>-----Original Message-----
>From: p=NHS NATIONAL INT;a=NHS;c=GB;dda:RFC-822=louri(u)c(a);
>Sent: 02 April 2002 19:50
>Subject: whole organ fixation with color retention
>Hi everyone,
>We have a researcher interested in retaining whole organs for teaching 
>purposes, but would like the original color of the organ to remain intact.  
>I know a similar topic was addressed not too long ago, and I have read the 
>archives, but wanted to see if anyone had suggestions other than 
>plastination.   Ideally, he would like a fixative - and the only one I've 
>found a reference for contains chloral hydrate - which he can't purchase as 
>a DEA number is required to do so.
>Any suggestions you may have would be greatly appreciated.
>Thank you,
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Alex Knisely, MD
Consultant Histopathologist
Institute of Liver Studies
King's College Hospital
Denmark Hill
London  SE5 9RS  UK
+44 (0)20 - 7346 - 3125 telefax
+44 (0)20 - 7346 - 4627 office

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