RE: Gallstones in a paperweight

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From:Emma Carter <>
To:"'Scott Taft'" <>, HistoNet Server <>

My sister had her kneecap removed a number of years ago, and was given it by
the hospital in a jar of formalin. She was intending to put it in a
paperweight, but never got around to it.....

I have no idea what happened to it............she always was a horrid


> -----Original Message-----
> From:	Scott Taft []
> Sent:	Tuesday, May 02, 2000 7:43 PM
> To:	HistoNet Server
> Subject:	Gallstones in a paperweight
> Histonetters,
> I used to be bothered by the looks of gallstones,
> cataracts, tonsils, etc. after they were in a takehome
> bag after several months. You DO have those people out
> there that no sooner have you stepped into their house
> for supper they stick this bag in your face and say,
> "See what I had taken out in surgery!??"
> Then you politely say, "Uh, can we eat at 8:30 tonight
> instead of 6, I'm not hungry right now!?"
> So, the way I dealt with this is, I got permission to
> make paperweights in plastic and put a nice colored
> card with our hospitals' logo on it that said, "Thanks
> for choosing XXXXX Medical Center"  It was a very nice
> way to present those take home specimens. I got the
> method to work fast with little hands on time. Haven't
> done it for over 15 years and don't remember the
> company that I got the "cold plastic" from but imagine
> the internet would come in handy here.  Someone
> suggested embedding their hospital bill in the
> paperweight!!! (I paid this much for this procedure
> and look what I have to show for it)
> Now people could eat supper at 7:00 p.m. instead of
> 8:30.
> Scott Taft HT(ASCP)
> Tucson, AZ
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