One wonders at the motivation of putting such information on the
web, was it to elicit sympathy for or to heap derision on the
There were many contradictions for example a relatively new Leica
cryostat, embedding centre and rotary microtome, also a relatively
new tissue processor next to ancient incubators and sledges and
not a disposable/paper towel in sight.
The lab personnel obviously treated the lab as a home from
home with domestic kettles and irons present, flowers on the
window sill, daily newspaper on the desk, together with plastic
drinking water bottles and coca cola, which suggests a certain
amount of disposable income above the minimum that is assuming
they do not refill the bottles from the tap!!!)
Although the facilities are largely basic, the level of even
basic laboratory housekeeping is deplorable, which is indicative
of poor management or poor morale or both, also labelling of
chemical/solutions is either minimal or completely non existent,
but the 3 women pictured are at least mostly wearing lab coats
and have access to disposable gloves even if they are not
wearing them in most of the photos, and in the one case they
are they look like the modern neoprene sort, but they are all at
least smiling for the camera.
The electrics are also a mishmash with some quite
modern switches and lights contracting with the spaghetti like
mess near some power points, also a relatively modern
portable/mobile 'phone is visible on one desk.
Among the mess that is the celloidin embedding is
a very modern looking metal "hockey stick" perhaps picked up on
an away day to the West!!.
[mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org] On Behalf Of Gudrun
Sent: 26 July 2007 17:19
Subject: [Histonet] interesting pictures
I found these interesting pictures of a Russian pathology in the web.
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