Re: fighting bacteria in smears

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Well! I had no idea you were so precocious! Or things are very different on
your side of the puddle. No more rights now than then when I had to pipette
Clostridium cultures by mouth. The lab I work in does platelets, and I have
to keep telling them I don't have any -- not that show up in blood smears
anyway. Not for 20 years now. (Ha! When *I* was a boy I had to get up an
hour before I went to bed, walk a hundred through deep snow in the freezing

But I prefer eyebrow hairs for section manipulators over nose hairs. No
strange lumps, and you get the occassional fun Demodex mite.


>        Medical students, they had it easy. What about the poor technician.
>Haematology. - 'Montgomery, role up your sleeve'.
>Reproduction. - 'Montgomery, take this test-tube and don't come back until
>it's full.'
>Subject for demonstration during lectures. - 'Montgomery, no tight
>clothing, good, come with me.'
>E.M. - 'Montgomery, we need section manipulators, start plucking the hairs
>from your nose.'
>        I could go on and on and on. Human rights, let me tell you, when I
>was a
>boy the technician had no rights, we knew our place.

Philip Oshel
Supervisor, AMFSC and BBPIC
Dept. of Animal Health and Biomedical Sciences
University of Wisconsin
1656 Linden Drive
Madison,  WI  53706-1581
Voice: (608) 263-4162

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