Re: Gallstones in a paperweight

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From:"Tony Henwood" <> (by way of Histonet)
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Interesting, I actually made Historesin blocks of my childrens'
first teeth and umbilical cord remnants (the bit that falls off after
a few days). I used the resin that was prepared for routine GMA
blocks and was going out of date. In summary the memorable "BIT" is
placed in alcohol for a day or so and then infiltrated with resin (or
?coated with resin!!) for a few hours and embed as usual.

After hardening it can be glued to a plaque etc.

It does look quite good, possibly good for gall stones, though I'm
not so sure whether applicable for gall bladder, uterus etc.

Something to think about??

Regards, Tony

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

Tony Henwood
Senior Scientist
Anatomical Pathology
Royal Prince Alfred Hospital

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