RE: Motorized Microtomes

From:"Greer, Bonnie" <>

No injuries after 2 years with microm fully automated. Have used automated
cryostats for ten years ....none there either.  Had many cuts on old
microtomes... carpal tunnel much better with automatic...wonderful better
sections also.

-----Original Message-----
From: J. A. Kiernan []
Sent: Thursday, December 07, 2000 12:58 AM
To: Kevin Burt
Subject: Re: Motorized Microtomes

On Tue, 5 Dec 2000, Kevin Burt wrote:

> Would like to know if anyone has experienced injuries using a motorized 
> microtome.

Wasn't there an Ancient Chinese Torture known as the Death of a
Thousand Cuts?  I imagined it working slowly upwards from the
soles of the feet, in increments of 1.5-2.0 mm. It would have
needed a robust microtome and also a motor, because at one
section per minute the executioner's bladder would never have
held out for the whole ceremony!

 John A. Kiernan,
 Department of Anatomy & Cell Biology,
 The University of Western Ontario,
 LONDON,  Canada  N6A 5C1

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