[Histonet] RE: Histonet Digest, Vol 50, Issue 5

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   1. Re: Lendrum stains (Robert Richmond)


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Date: Fri, 4 Jan 2008 12:50:03 -0500
From: "Robert Richmond" 
Subject: [Histonet] Re: Lendrum stains
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Sharon E. Willman (where?) asks for information about "Lendrun" and Fraser
stains, she doesn't say for what.

A.C. Lendrum, I was told back around 1970, was one of the last histologists
who understood textile dyes. Apparently there were a lot of small factories
making obscure dyes in Scotland back then, and he knew all of these single
malt dye-makers and collected numerous samples. His eclectic habits make it
difficult to identify the dyes he used, let alone obtain and use them. That
and the invention of immunohistochemistry probably consign most of his work
to oblivion.

Lendrum's "Obadiah" stain (he was fond of such fanciful names) for fibrin was
in use in a research lab at Cornell Medical Center on east 68th street in New
York City when I was there briefly in 1968.
Stainsfile gives the following reference: Lendrum, A. C., et. al.
(1962) "Studies on the character and staining of fibrin." Journal of Clinical
Pathology, v. 15, p. 401. [this is a British journal, not the AJCP]. Rotsa
ruck finding naphthalene blue black CS, Chicago red, or polar brilliant red

John Kiernan - Dick Dapson - Mike Titford - other geezers on this list
- do you know anything more about A.C. Lendrum? He must have been an
interesting guy!

Bob Richmond
Samurai Pathologist
Knoxville TN


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