Re: Tissue Processing

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From:"R.Wadley" <> (by way of histonet)
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	Dear Scott,

	How far do you want to go?
	You've already tapped into one resource.  The Histology texts by
Bancroft & Stevens, Cook, etc etc are a good port of call.  My oldest 1st
edn histology text dates to 1852.  The "ask a man who drives one" approach
works well, visit one or more of your local laboratories.  The companies
that supply laboratory reagents can be an interesting source of info, many
reps actually started at the bench.
	All these options will provide you with reams of info.  What you really
need to know is what you want to present.  Some information is best
described as historical & good to show development of the process (OK I
know there are still places where these methods are still used, but...).  A
lot of the information will be biased by personal preference, or company
bias.  In research there are highly specialised methods for very particular
	For teaching purposes, you need an overview of past & present
then some particular attention to the methods the students are likely to
find in the market place.  Some attention should be given to the future
development of the science; dare I mention xylene substitutes, new wax
formulations, purer & newer dye formulations, changing technology.

>Hello Histonetters,
>If you were going to do a research paper or teach a class on Histology
>Tissue Processing, what resources would you use,(specifically), and
>where would you get that information?
>Your help is appreciated and thanks in advance.

R. Wadley, B.App.Sc, M.L.S
Laboratory Manager
Cellular Analysis Facility
School of Microbiology & Immunology
UNSW 2052
Ph (BH) 	+61 (2) 9385 3517
Ph (AH)	+61 (2) 9555 1239
Fax 	+61 (2) 9385 1591
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