Re: Acidic tol blue
Since we're in antiquarian mode -
My 1920 Dorland's medical dictionary describes H. Schridde as a "contemporary
German physician" - thus pronounced SHRID-da.
My 1918 copy of Pathological Technique: A practical manual for workers in
pathological histology and bacteriology inlcuding directions for the
performance of autopsies and for clinical diagnosis [including surgical
pathology!] by laboratory methods - by Frank Burr Mallory, then associate
professor of pathology at Harvard Medical School and the Massachusetts
General Hospital -
lists three Schridde techniques. He fixed tissue in Orth's fixative
(Mueller's fixative with 10% formalin) and postfixed it in Mueller's
fixative, then goes on to a tissue Giemsa stain without differentiation -
clearly not the method Erin Ellison wants. (Mueller is correctly spelled with
an umlaut, but not by my mail client.)
Schridde's papers are probably in the Zeitschrift fuer die Geerschift und die
Krankschaft. It would take the resources of a large old medical library to fi
nd them. Maybe when I get to the Johns Hopkins library again.
My Dorland belonged to my father. The Mallory once belonged to Dr. Ira M.
Gambill (1894-1984), who for many years was both pathologist and radiologist
at the old Mountain Home VA Hospital in Johnson City way up in the east
Tennessee mountains. In his day (1930's-40's) the VA (or its forerunner)
provided centralized histolopathology services for isolated centers, and he
did only gross pathology for many years.
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