RE: Jores fluid

I have a note of Pick-Jores modification of Pulvertaft-Kaiserling's method
for preservation/clour restoration of museum specimens.  This involved
"Artificial Carlsbad Salts" and chloral hydrate.

A major side effect is that my mind has drifted back to 1973 when I learned
to polish perspex with metal polish. This is still an effective technique
for scratched, plastic watch faces!

Andy Shand

-----Original Message-----
From: J. A. Kiernan []
Sent: 12 July 2002 05:52
To: Dave More
Subject: Re: Jores fluid

This is a new one for me. What is or was Jores solution?

If it's used for "long-term storage of autopsy tissues"
it is probably a mixture of water with some cheap
antiseptic. A pathologist or a histopathology technician
should be able to tell you what's routinely used for
human material.

My experience with stored human material is limited to
brains and spinal cords, which I receive from pathologists
for research and teaching. These have usually been stored
for more than a year in neutral formaldehyde. 30% alcohol
prevents rotting.

I have taken the liberty of forwarding your question to
the Histonet Listserver. It will be seen by many, and
some will surely reply. 

You can search a veritable goldmine of expertise at
This includes some 6+ years of HistoNet and much
else too. It's up to you, of course, to evaluate
all that's there.  

John A. Kiernan
Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology
The University of Western Ontario
London,   Canada   N6A 5C1


Dave More wrote:
> Hi, John, I was given your name by Cathie Cruckley at LHSC to ask about
> you use for long-term storage of autopsy tissues.  we have always used

> solution, but now VWR no longer supplies it and I'm finding that chloral
> hydrate, which is one of the constituents, is not available in Canada
> either, so we (so far) can't make it up ourselves.  What do you use?
> and thanx in advance, Dave More manager pathology services Kingston
> Hospital.

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