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From:Joachim Siegmund <>,
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we used a Mineral oil from FINA until 2 years ago.
It was called M60 or something like that.
It was originally used to clean equipment on oil rigs.
It worked fine so far, but there were somtimes problems
with bigger muscle specimen.

Joachim Siegmund/BTA
105 Lakeshore Ct.
Milledgeville, GA 31061

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Gesendet: Thursday, June 22, 2000 6:52 PM
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Marsha R. Price (where?) notes the article "Mineral oil: the best xylene
substitute for tissue processing yet" in The Journal of Histotechnology 23,
143-9, June 2000 - which I also received today. By Rene J. Buesa in the Dept
of Path & Lab ed at Mount Sinai Med Ctr of Greater Miami in Miami Beach FL.

This very long article is up to the journal's usual editorial standards.
Mineral oil, not a simple material chemically, comes in at least three
commercial "weights" - the article gives no clue that I can find as to what
kind of mineral oil is meant. I certainly wouldn't advise anybody going out
and trying mineral oil without calling the author to find out just what
mineral oil it was that he used.

Bob Richmond
Samurai Pathologist
Knoxville TN

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