Re: Eosin.

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Date:Fri, 27 Aug 1999 13:49:50 -0400 (Eastern Daylight Time)


Yours is not the lone voice, I too was taught to add a thymol crystal to the
eosin (as well as some other dyes).  In an other life many moons ago I directed
a school of histology and taught all of my students to do the same but you know
how this younger generation is ...most are buying even the simplest stains
premade  *sigh*.  Sadly I must admit that in some cases I do too.

best regards,
Robert Schoonhoven
Laboratory of Molecular Carcinogenesis and Mutagenesis
Dept. of Environmental Sciences and Engineering
University of North Carolina
Chapel Hill, NC 27599
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> Just Curious. Was making up a batch of eosin this morning and as I added
> the crystal of thymol to prevent growth of bugs etc. (well, that was what I
> was taught  when I was a boy so I've always done it that way) I wondered,
> does anybody else do this or am I a lone voice in the wilderness.
> Ian.
> Dr. Ian Montgomery,
> West Medical Building,
> University of Glasgow,
> Glasgow,
> G12 8QQ,
> Scotland.
> Tel: 0141 339 8855 Extn. 6602.
> Fax: 0141 330 4100.
> e-mail:

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