Re: Davidson's fixative

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Carrie Cartwright asks: >>Can anyone give me the protocol for making 
Davidson's fixative and any information you may have on it?<<

Davidson's fixative contains 3 parts water, 3 parts ethanol, 2 parts 37% 
formalin, 1 part glacial acetic acid. (John Kiernan has recently pointed out 
that the mixture doesn't contain enough alcohol, comparing it unfavorably 
with a well mixed Martini.)

You can find extensive information about Davidson's fixative, with 
references, at

Bob Richmond
Samurai Pathologist
Knoxville TN

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