RE: Automatic Microtomes

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From:"Bartlett, Jeanine" <>
To:"'Hagerty, Marjorie A.'" <>
Date:Tue, 01 Jun 1999 12:29:34 -0400
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Let me suggest a non-automatic but ergonomic microtome, The Ergostar by
Microm.  I was having terrible problems with pain in my hands but it all but
gone now!  This microtome is a rotary but instead of cranking a handle you
push and pull the handle.  It is just as easy to use left-handed as
right-handed.  Give it a demo!

Jeanine H. Bartlett, HT(ASCP)
Centers for Disease Control
1600 Clifton Rd., NE  MS/G-32
Atlanta, GA  30333

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From: Hagerty, Marjorie A. []
Sent: Tuesday, June 01, 1999 12:07 PM
To: 'Histonet'
Subject: Automatic Microtomes

Hi Everyone,

The two techs that cut most of the time have both developed carpal tunnel. I
asked the director if we could get automatic microtomes and he is going to
go to bat for us.

Of course I don't know anything about automatic tomes. Would some of you
mind sharing your recommendations/opinions/experiences with me?

We currently have 3 Leica 1512, like them very much, and produce top quality

Thanks in advance for your help.

Marjorie Hagerty, H.T. (ASCP) H.T.L., Q IHC
Supervisor, Anatomic Pathology
Eisenhower Medical Center
39000 Bob Hope Drive
Rancho Mirage, California 92270

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