FW: Staining for argyria?
A rhodanine stain for silver (similar to that used for copper) exists, but
the simplest method of demonstrating silver is to place sections in a
solution of 1% potassium ferricyanide in 20% sodium thiosulphate. This
causes decolorization of metallic silver by oxidation.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: David A. Reynolds [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
> Sent: Wednesday, 27 February 2002 06:20 AM
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> Subject: Staining for argyria?
> Hello all,
> I am in search of a stain to demonstrate argyria. Apparently
> there is an increase in use of silver-containing "natural"
> remedies for those who self-medicate for Lyme disease and other
> ailments. The archives produced a reference for Timm's method,
> but I cannot locate a variation of this procedure to demonstrate silver.
> Anyone have an idea?
> Thanks in advance
> Dave Reynolds
> University of Washington Medical Center
> Seattle, WA
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