Fw: Paraffin

From:Jeffrey Silverman

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From: Jeffrey Silverman
To: mbecker@pathlabinc.com
Cc: histonet@pathologyswmed.edu
Sent: Thursday, March 13, 2003 6:27 PM
Subject: Paraffin

Give me plain old Paraplast any day. Paraplast Plus I hate that stuff- contains dimethyl sulfoxide (DMSO) as a surfactant. Everytime I would handle it I would taste the oysters and then get nauseous. With plain old Paraplast we cut lymph nodes and bone marrow cores at 2 microns, GI biopsies, uterus, breast and 2-3 cm long sections of decalled osteoarthritic knees and hips. Very versatile.
I do not think it would hurt anything if you mixed the paraffins al little bit when changhing over. Might even help.
Jeff Silverman
Southside Hospital
Bay Shore NY USA

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