Re: carazzi's Hematoxylin

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A great source of about 40 different hematoxylin procedures
is the web site by Histonetter Brian Llewellyn -

Then click on staining

Then click on mordanted hematoxylin

Carazzi is listed. I checked.

He also has lots of other stains listed besides
hematoxylin. A MUST bookmark site for histotechs.

By the way, Brian - Thanks for the site. My students
have been using it as a reference for some of their
research projects. They LOVE it. And so do I.

Peggy A. Wenk, HTL(ASCP)
William Beaumont Hospital
Royal Oak, MI 48073 wrote:
> Carmen Buttigieg in far-off Malta replies about Carazzi's hematoxylin.
> Never heard of it, but it's in Bancroft and Stevens, 4th ed., page 102. Seems
> to be equivalent to a Muggle Mayer-type iodate hematoxylin, with some
> wizardry (sorry, I'm reading that fourth Harry Potter book!) involving
> glycerol. They recommend it for rapid frozen section staining, where it
> appears to behave like one of the stronger Gill hematoxylins.
> The reference is Carazzi D. Eine neue Haematoxylinloesung [a new hematoxylin
> solution], Zeitschrift fuer wissenschaftliche Mikroskopie und fuer
> mikroscopische Technik, 28, p. 273, 1911. [think my public library's local
> branch gets that one, of course. right next to the revered Zeitschrift fuer
> die Gearschift und die Krankschaft.]
> Are we looking at an Italian tradition passed on to Malta? There may be some
> interesting history in this request!
> Bob Richmond
> Samurai Pathologist
> Knoxville TN

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