Re: gallstones

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From:Tim Morken <>
Date:Mon, 29 Mar 1999 08:30:03 -0500 (EST)

We always gave stones to the patient on request. We had them sign a form 
that was a receipt rather than a release. As I understand it, any body 
part is the property of the patient and they can do with it what they 
want. When I worked in Saudi Arabia we often gave back amputated limbs 
because they would bury them as they would a body.

As for left-over stones, we had a nice rock garden in a large jar.

Tim Morken, B.A., EMT(MSA), HTL(ASCP) 
Infectious Disease Pathology
Centers for Disease Control
1600 Clifton Rd.
Atlanta, GA 30333


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Subject: gallstones
Date: Sun, 28 Mar 1999 07:57:46 -0500 (EST)

How many histonetters are giving gallstones back to patients after their
Do you have them sign a release? I'm hoping to convince the boss to 
change the
way we do this (or not give them out altogether, which is my 
preference). Any
input would be helpful.

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