RE: Nair

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From:"Shotsberger-Gray, Wanda" <>
To:Histonet <>, "Patrick M. Haley " <>
Date:Thu, 22 Jul 1999 11:19:00 -0500

I have tried this, and it works pretty well, especially on keratotic skin
lesions.  I just put enough Nair in 1/2 of a petri dish, or an empty plastic
slide box.  Set this on your ice or cold plate, put the block in it, face
down and let it set for 3-5 minutes, then cut.  With some tissues, plain old
water works just as well with the same technique.
Wanda Shotsberger
Harris Methodist Hospital
Fort Worth Texas
From: Patrick M. Haley
To: Histonet
Subject: Nair
Date: Wednesday, July 21, 1999 10:37PM

Does anyone put there in Histoland have experience in using "Nair" (yes the
hair remover) to soften tissues before sectioning? I had heard of this many
years ago, but never had the time to give it a try. Does it work on bone and
cartilage, as well as fibroid tumors?
If this is "old hat" are there any commercial or home made potions that will
do the job?

Many thanks.

Pat Haley

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