Re: Gallstones in a paperweight

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From:Sharon M Tipton <>
To:Scott Taft <>
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" *New Item* - custom-made gallstone paperweights" 
Wouldn't the hospital gift shop Pink Ladies (volunteers) love that one!!! 
Cool idea, Scott. - Shar

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From: Scott Taft <>
To: HistoNet Server <>
Sent: Tuesday, May 02, 2000 12:43 PM
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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