Re: Standing at the microtome

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From:Tim Morken <>
Date:Tue, 01 Jun 1999 16:23:52 -0400 (EDT)
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All the Aussie and New Zealand techs I worked with in Saudi Arabia cut while 
standing. They also turned the microtome sideways (hand-wheel towards you). 
Some liked to work in teams, one cutting and laying out sections, one 
picking them up.

Tim Morken, B.A., EMT(MSA), HTL(ASCP)
Infectious Disease Pathology
Centers for Disease Control
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Atlanta, GA 30333


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From: (barbara webb)
Subject: Standing at the microtome
Date: Tue, 01 Jun 1999 15:21:46 -0400 (EDT)

When I  was  taught  cutting  with the
microtome (many years ago)  we  stood
at  a  counter -

I was told  by  my teacher  - she  had
always done it that  way - and  thought
that  possibly her teacher  learned histology  in  England....

So I have continued  to  do this  - no
carpal  tunnel  -good  posture- weight
contol  -

But  I've been curious  - is it done this
way  in UK? - does anyone else cut
standing up-

best regards to all  "histonetters"

Barbara Webb HT(ASCP)HTL
Dorchester General  Hospital
Cambridge, Maryland

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