RE: Museum specimens of lungs

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From:Mary Georger <>
To:Mark Elliott <>, HistoNet Server <>

Hi Mark,
Ward's does still do some Museum Mounts, however none with human
specimens. I even spoke with our purchasing guru about the possibility
of a good model, but to no avail. I have seen some of the educational
material put out by the National Cancer Institute, and the visuals are
quite memorable, even tho they are just posters. 
I am unaware of anyone who is still doing these preps on human
specimens, and I would think your best bet might be a local med school,
ours used to have all sorts of great "pickled" stuff in jars in the
display cases.
Hope you have some success!
Mary Georger
Ward's Natural Science
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From: Mark Elliott []
Sent: Friday, February 18, 2000 9:56 AM
To: HistoNet Server
Subject: Museum specimens of lungs

Hello, I had a High School teacher call yesterday requesting 
museum specimens of human lungs which show emphysema, lung 
cancer and a normal lung.  The school system wants to use them in 
an anti-smoking campaign.  I am not sure of where to buy them, if 
anywhere.  I know someone from one of the biological supply 
houses is on the Histonet now so am hoping she, or anyone else 
might be able to help.  I will pass on any responses to the teacher.


Mark Elliott, PhD
Research Associate
UBC-Pulmonary Research Lab
St. Paul's Hospital
Vancouver, BC Canada V6Z 1Y6
604-806-8351 (FAX)

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