Re: Davidson's fixative

From:Jennifer Englin <>

This is what I have- I hope it helps!

Davidson's fixative is not mentioned in most standard reference works on histology.  It is named after William McKay Davidson, a British hematologist, and was publicized by Moore and Barr in there studies of sex chromatin.  Davidson's fixative is often called Hartman's fixative because of its introduction by Dr. William H. Hartmann while he was at Johns Hopkins.

Moore KL, Graham MA, and Barr ML. "The detection of chromosomal sex in hermaphrodites from skin biopsy."  Surgery, Gynecology and Obstetrics 1953;96:641-648.

Moore KL and Barr ML. "Nuclear Morphology, according to sex, in human tissues."  Acta Anatomica 1954;21:197-208.

Jennifer Englin 


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