[Histonet] Holde Puchtler - obituary


I just received word from a friend in the pathology department of the Medical College of Georgia (at Augusta GA) that Dr. Holde Puchtler has died at the age of 86. I don't have any other obituary information now, not even a date of death, but will post any I can obtain. I would expect an obituary to appear in the Augusta Chronicle.
Many of you will know that Dr. Puchtler, often with Susan N. Meloan and Faye Sweat Waldrop, published very numerous articles (PubMed lists 96) in histochemistry, on such topics as Congo red staining for amyloid, fluorescent dyes for fungi, her "methacarn" fixative, and many other things - I have a thick folder of reprints from her but can't get hold of it at the moment.
Dr. Puchtler was postlingually deaf, and communicated in writing. I tried to arrange a meeting with her while I was doing some locum tenens work at MCG, but it didn't work out.
Bob Richmond
Gastonia NC
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