Re: Motorized Microtomes

From:"J. A. Kiernan" <>

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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