RE: Artifact

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From:"Hagerty, Marjorie A." <> (by way of histonet)
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> -----Original Message-----
> From:	Hagerty, Marjorie A.
> Sent:	Monday, December 28, 1998 4:30 PM
> To:	''; Hagerty, Marjorie A.
> Subject:	RE: Artifact
> Thanks for the reply Linda! I am almost positive it is not formalin
> pigment. I have seen lots of formalin pigment over the last 26 years
> and this looks very different. We have never had any formalin pigment
> in our decals, ever, using any method so I am tending to rule it out.
> Thanks for your suggestions, I will run your procedure by the other
> techs.
> Marg
> 	-----Original Message-----
> 	From: []
> 	Sent:	Monday, December 28, 1998 4:23 PM
> 	To:
> 	Subject:	Artifact
> 	That sounds like formalin pigment.  There is a lot of formalin
> in your
> 	recipe..including the formical.
> 	We do a lot of bones too: hips, knees, bunions, you name it.
> Our docs cut it
> 	down the day it is received using the bone saw.  It goes in the
> formical
> 	overnight and is almost always ready to be taken out and rinsed
> off the next
> 	morning.  We have RDO that we use if we're in a bigger hurry and
> the bone is
> 	moderately fixed.  This works well if the bone is left in the
> solution for
> 	about 5 hours.
> 	When we use the formical, it might not be as soft as we would
> normally like,
> 	so the next morning, we shave the block to the plane that we
> want to cut and
> 	then dunk the block in RDO.  After that sits for about an hour,
> it is ready to
> 	cut.  This form of surface decal works well unless you cut too
> far into it,
> 	then you have to dunk it back into the RDO.
> 	That much formalin soaking would lead to formalin pigment as a
> first and best
> 	guess.
> 	Hope this helps,
> 	-Linda Gephart
> 	 All Saints Hospital
> 	 Fort Worth, TX

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