RE: [Histonet] lymph nodes

From:"Hawkins, Hal K."

My preference (mainly for cutting tough samples of skin) is the Weck
prep razor blade -- very sharp, with a well-protected opposite edge. 

Hal Hawkins, UTMB Galveston

-----Original Message-----
[] On Behalf Of Smith,
Sent: Thursday, May 06, 2004 11:39 AM
To: Marshall Terry Dr, Consultant Histopathologist
Subject: RE: [Histonet] lymph nodes

Most drugstores still carry old fashioned single edge razor blades which
have a metal strip folded over the dull edge.  They are much easier to
dissect with than the disposable microtome blades. I use them for block

Allen A. Smith, Ph.D.
Professor of Anatomy
Barry University
School of Graduate Medical Sciences
            Podiatric Medicine and Surgery
Miami Shores, Florida

-----Original Message-----
[] On Behalf Of Marshall
Terry Dr,Consultant Histopathologist
Sent: Wednesday, May 05, 2004 11:37 AM
To: Mike Bromley; Histonet (E-mail)
Subject: RE: [Histonet] lymph nodes

I find for this sort of thing, disposable microtome blades are ideal.
Holders are available, but I neither use nor recommend them.

Dr Terry L Marshall, B.A.(Law), M.B.,Ch.B.,F.R.C.Path
 Consultant Pathologist
 Rotherham General Hospital
 South Yorkshire

-----Original Message-----
From: Mike Bromley []
Sent: 05 May 2004 16:26
To: Histonet (E-mail)
Subject: [Histonet] lymph nodes

Hi Everyone

I am after a very thin blade to slice unfixed lymph nodes, does anyone
any ideas?

Ideally some kind of holder for old style razor blades would be the

Best Wishes

Mike Bromley

Chief Biomedical Scientist
Dumfries & Galloway Royal Infirmary
Scotland, UK

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