|From:||Shirley Bradley <firstname.lastname@example.org>|
Sat, 04 Aug 2001 17:50:36 +0000
Shirley Bradley <email@example.com>
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I would like to sent greetings to all my friends in Histoland. This
service is so great. Sure wished I had had it when I started in
histolgoy 50 years ago when there was no one to communicate with.
Although I have been retired for 5 years I keep up with this network.
My request. Last year I was diagnosed with chronic lymphatic
leukemia. My oncologist and I wonder if this could be caused from years
in the path lab, the first 22 working in a non-ventilated lab. When I
started we stained all slides by hand in open containers. We used
benzine, dioxane, acetone, mercuric chloride, bromides, etc. plus the
formalin, xylol, alcohols used today. All grossing, slide mounting and
staining was also done in the same room plus cytology and bacteriology.
When they built a new hospital in 1973 I got my first hoods.
I am seeing my oncologist in two weeks and he is very interested
other histo-techs have developed CLL and if so, did they work in
non-ventilated labs and how many years in Histology and thought you
would be the ideal source. No names, please. In the 1980's I worked
for a great pathologist who developed and died of acute myelogous
leukemia. He was convinced he developed it from working 12 to 15 hours
each day doing autopsies in a non-ventilated morgue on embalmed military
personnel returned from Europe during his Army duties in World War II.
I will be grateful for all inf
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