RE: [Histonet] Paraffin embedding tools

From:"Weems, Joyce"

We're thrifty artistic scientists! :>)

Joyce Weems
Pathology Manager
Saint Joseph's Hospital 
5665 Peachtree Dunwoody Rd NE
Atlanta, GA 30342
404-851-7376 - Phone
404-851-7831 - Fax

-----Original Message-----
[]On Behalf Of Bill
Sent: Wednesday, August 29, 2007 10:32 AM
Subject: RE: [Histonet] Paraffin embedding tools

Histotechnology, a discipline which still has much art and continues 
to baffle the regulators :-)

My Histotech was asking for a tamper and we discovered an aluminum 
pipe nail works well. Your local pipe and tobacco shop usually has a 
jar near checkout. They work very well.

We have added a Tobacco Shop, Beauticians Supply and Dollar Store to 
our Lab supplier's list.


At 8:10 AM -0500 8/29/07, Janice Mahoney wrote:
>Another very creative idea one of our techs had was to use the top of a
>flat head screw.
>What is that phrase...necessity is the mother of invention?

Bill Blank, MD
Heartland Lab

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