RE: AW: [Histonet] Giving Specimens to Patients

From:"Malcolm McCallum"

I agree with Bill Blank.  All that need be done is dump the materials in formalin to preserve it.  My guess is that this rule exists to reduce tracking requirements to save money rather than anything to do with public health.
Malcolm L. McCallum
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Department of Biological Sciences
Texas A&M University Texarkana
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From: on behalf of Bill Blank
Sent: Sat 4/22/2006 9:24 AM
Subject: ~Re: AW: [Histonet] Giving Specimens to Patients

This sort of thing bothers me, because it is becoming the rule in the
US as regulators and lawyers take away the ability to exercise
professional judgement.

IMO, given there are no public health concerns, I do not think this
is the business of any government. And it is the Pathologist who
should decide if there are public health concerns (like a tubercular
lung, eg) in each specific case, not lawyers or bureaucrats as they
lack the appropriate expertise. If someone wants to bury abortus
tissue or limbs, that is their business. As a physician and a
humanitarian, I would help make it safe and as visually appealing as
possible for them.


At 9:48 AM +0200 4/22/06, Gudrun Lang wrote:
>  Recently we had the case, that a woman wanted to get her abortion-tissue.
>You know what that looks like in a glass of formalin. It was not allowed and
>I think it was the right decision.
>In Germany there was the case, that a woman wanted to bury the hard of her
>husband in his grave. It was a long fight at court. At last she got right
>and her soul got peace.

May the Gods protect me from all the humans who want to protect me.

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