RE: [Histonet] Re:Gloves ..... a question

From:"Bartlett, Jeanine"

Not all slides are filed with a paper label.  In our lab we routinely
cut multiple unstained sections for future testing.  We usually use an
automatic slide etcher/labeler, but when they are not working properly
we write manually.  I lay a Kaydry towel across the lower part of my
slides so my hand does not directly rest on the slide when I must label
a large quantity of slides.

-----Original Message-----
[] On Behalf Of Marshall
Terry Dr,Consultant Histopathologist
Sent: Thursday, March 24, 2005 7:22 AM
To: Katri Tuomala; John Kiernan; Histonet
Subject: RE: [Histonet] Re:Gloves ..... a question

Yes - I'm sure that is the reason. Otherwise, it would make more sense
to do it upside down. Of course since there are usually 2 labelling
events, pencil then paper label, there is no reason why the first
shouldn't be upside down and the second, done on the stained and
coverslipped slide, the right way up (for storage). How do you cope with
reading labels if your slides are stored with upside down writing John?
Or is upside-down reading just another skill you have?

Dr Terry L Marshall, B.A.(Law), M.B.,Ch.B.,F.R.C.Path  Consultant
Pathologist  Rotherham General Hospital  South Yorkshire  England

-----Original Message-----
From: Katri Tuomala []
Sent: 24 March 2005 01:16
To: John Kiernan; Histonet
Subject: Re: [Histonet] Re:Gloves ..... a question

We write the numbers  with the frosted end pointing north, since that's
way we file them standing up, the number easily to be read...

Katri Tuomala
Hamilton, Ontario, Canada

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "John Kiernan" 
To: "Histonet" 
Sent: Wednesday, March 23, 2005 5:42 PM
Subject: Re: [Histonet] Re:Gloves ..... a question

> "Marshall Terry Dr, Consultant Histopathologist" wrote:
>> ... Slides are invariably labelled with the writing right way up, 
>> frosted end pointing North. This means the fingers and heel of the 
>> hand rest on the slide. That is the source of the squames.
> Now that's interesting. I've only ever written
> on the frosted end with the section end pointing
> north. Why would anyone want to do it the other
> way round?
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> Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology
> The University of Western Ontario
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