RE: Microchatter chit chat
I'm a breather. I think the humidity in your breath is just enough to
mitigate the dryness of the tissue.
> From: Bryan Hewlett[SMTP:firstname.lastname@example.org]
> Sent: Sunday, April 28, 2002 2:34 PM
> To: Jeff Silverman; email@example.com
> Subject: Re: Microchatter chit chat
> In our past discussions about things histological, I suspected that you
> a fellow 'Breather'!
> Not a 'Heavy Breather' mind you, but a possessor and practitioner of that
> magic ingredient in the microtomy skill mix.
> It would be intriguing to pole the 'netters', in order to find the ratio
> 'Breathers' vs 'Non-Breathers', how about it folks?
> It would also be intriguing to find out why the 'Breathers' think it
> We're not talking 'Puffing' here folks, that's the skill used mainly by
> 'Blowers' to prevent section roll-up and/or to clear the knife. We're
> talking 'Huffing', that arcane, gentle, open mouthed art that Jeff
> Bryan R. Hewlett
> Technical Specialist
> Anatomical Pathology
> Hamilton Regional Laboratory Medicine Program
> Ontario, Canada
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Jeff Silverman"
> Sent: Sunday, April 28, 2002 12:49 PM
> Subject: Microchatter chit chat
> > Microchatter got you down? Face, chill on ice, section the block slowly
> > evenly while breathing hot breath on the block face (like trying to fog
> > mirror). Also, use plain old Paraplast. I have enough to do without
> > whether I am mistreating or offending the mystery polymers and
> > in some newfangled embedding medium. When I switched back to Paraplast
> > one of those s0-called improved mixtures, all microtomy problems in my
> > disappeared. Just my opinion and experience.
> > Jeff Silverman HT HTL QIHC (ASCP)
> > Southside Hospital
> > Bay Shore NY USA
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