RE: Comments please/dittos about John K.

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From:"Sarah Christo" <>
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Date:Mon, 26 Jul 1999 08:40:42 -0500
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I agree with you Karen.  If we run off our best resources we all may as well try to spell unsubscribe!  Anyone can have a bad day.  The vast majority of John's replies are very professional.  Why is it that so many labs seem to not have even one book on histology?  Maybe we should have a book fund for them.  How about a bake sale in Rhode Island?

Sarah Christo, HT (ASCP)
Texas A&M University
College of Veterinary Medicine
Dept. of Vet. Anatomy & Public Health
College Station, TX  77868-4458

>>> "Karen D. Larison" <> 07/21 2:58 PM >>>
Don't be too hard on John Kiernan.  He gives us some of the most insightful 
responses!  I always look forward to reading John Kiernan's comments!  So he's a 
bit of a curmudgeon.  I even like that.  Exactly who is it being intolerant here?

That said, I'm a newbie on paraffin processing myself, and would have loved to hear 
some of the responses.

Karen Larison in Oregon

Date:          Wed, 21 Jul 1999 07:23:10 -0400
From:          "KOSIAK, Matthew D." <Matthew.KOSIAK@RP-RORER.COM>
Subject:       RE: Comments please
To:            "''" <>


Your comments are thoughtful and interesting.  The negative and
unprofessional responses from individuals are interesting to read and I am
glad not to have such individuals in my work environment.  At work we
receive or even hear such comments around us.  I think we must continue to
be professional and encourage others to be professional in their responses.
I also think that our written words may not exactly mean what we are
actually trying to say.  For example, if I use the phrase "why on earth" or
"everybody knows" in a response, the intended message may be shrouded by the
poor choice of words.  I think unprofessional responses are written examples
of what not to do in an electronic forum that focuses on scientific
discussions.  I applaud your forwardness. 

Matt Kosiak
Manager, Anatomic Pathology
Rhone-Poulenc Rorer 
Collegeville, PA         

> ----------
> From: 	Barry, Lilith[] 
> Sent: 	Tuesday, July 20, 1999 3:47 PM
> To: 	'Histonet'
> Subject: 	Comments please
> Dear colleagues,
> I appreciate very much the numerous replies you have sent to my basic
> tissue
> processing question. As usual you have supplied the valuable practical
> information which will spare me from learning from my own mistakes. That
> is
> one of many reasons why the Histonet is so wondeful!  Thank you very much.
> There are couple of things that bother me though and would like to share
> with you and be corrected  by you if I am wrong. 
> One of them is that all the replies came to me personally, that is the
> copies were not sent to the listserver.  So frequently I have seen
> questions posted and have seen very few if any replies to them. I guess
> mine
> was one of them. True, my question was very basic but still, there might
> be
> some new histologist that might benefit from the replies. 
> The second concern is  that among those many helpful replies there was one
> very unprofessional  reply coming from a prominent anatomist. And this one
> was posted, even twice! Most of the subscribers that have read the
> question
> and have seen only one offensive reply to it. Don't you think that this
> will
> discourage them from posting questions? If they had seen all the helpful
> replies, the negative one would be easily ignored.
> I am eager to read your posted  comments on this.
> Lilith
> Lilith Ohannessian-Barry                               
> National Research Council                          
> Institute of Biological Sciences                  
> Tel;613-993-6460
> Fax;613-941-4475
> e-mail; <> 

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