Re: Cornea disease Not HO HO
This happened to me, too, back in the early 80s. At the time I was new to
the game, and assumed that my PhD supervisor would inform me of any health
risks of which I should be aware. I thought my eyes were just getting
tired. Material Safety Data Sheets? Ha! Nonexistent in that lab.
I have suspicions about the glutaraldehyde effects on my nostrils, too (yes,
I trimmed my EM tissue not under a hood because the light wasn't adequate
under there). Let's just say that I can't smell fresh coffee grounds
----- Original Message -----
From: "Monson, Frederick C."
To: "'List-HistoPath'" ; "'List-Microscopy'"
Sent: Thursday, January 17, 2002 10:32 AM
Subject: FW: Cornea disease Not HO HO
> > ----------
> > From: Monson, Frederick C.
> > Sent: Thursday, January 17, 2002 11:31 AM
> > To: 'WWmn916@aol.com'
> > Subject: RE: Cornea disease Not HO HO
> > Not disease, BUT!!!!
> > I remember an early electron microscopist describing how, as a graduate
> > student, he would sit at his dissecting scope watching the course of
> > osmium tetroxide fixation. He would stop when his foggy cornea would no
> > longer permit him to see anything. He would resume when his cornea
> > cleared a couple days later. He did not publish the data he collected
> > corneal renewal, because he didn't think of it as an experiment in
> > progress, but only as an experiment delayed.
> > Oh well, I've done my damage for the day,
> > Fred Monson
> > Frederick C. Monson, PhD
> > The best research
> > Center for Advanced Scientific Imaging
> > occurs before work
> > West Chester University
> > at the bench.
> > West Chester, Pennsylvania, USA, 19383
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> > From: WWmn916@aol.com
> > Sent: Wednesday, January 16, 2002 8:43 PM
> > To: firstname.lastname@example.org
> > Subject: Cornea disease
> > Greetings to all,
> > I'm curious if anyone would know if developing cornea disease is
> > somewhat common in the lab world? With all the chemicals and fumes we
> > work with, I wouldn't be surprised.
> > Deb King, HT
> > Sacramento, CA
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