Re: J P Phillip Pickett passes on

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From:"Don Hammer" <> (by way of histonet)
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Dear Jim,

Thank you for letting us know of Phil's passing.  He truly was all you say
and even more.  My thoughts are with you and his family, personal and the
World of Histology.

Don Hammer, Retired Guy
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Sent: Tuesday, February 01, 2000 5:20 AM
Subject: J P Phillip Pickett passes on

> Dear Histonetters,
> Mr. John Paul Phillip Picket just passed away. Mr. Picket was the manager
> histology and other pathology labs here at Duke for many years. Following
> War II, he came to Duke and worked until his retirement in the mid 80's.
> as we called him was an innovator and tinker.
> Some of you might not know this, but he invented the closed system tissue
> processor. I remember the prototypes of the Lab Tek processors in the
> lab. Mr. Pickett received the Histotech of the Year Award from NSH.
> Mr. Pickett hired me back in '78 and gave me the opportunity to be where I
> today. He was always supportive of his techs and encouraged us to think.
> Emotions are high at this point, so I will close. Good-bye
> Jim Burchette, HT(ASCP)
> Duke University Medical Center
> Dept. of Pathology
> Immunopathology Lab
> Durham, NC

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