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From:Ian Montgomery <ian.montgomery@bio.gla.ac.uk> (by way of histonet)
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>Date: Tue, 10 Nov 1998 16:27:57 -0800
>From: LEROY BROWN <lhbhcs@pioneernet.net>
>Subject: microtomes
>To: histonet histonet <histonet@pathology.swmed.edu>
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>What is the best microtome for cutting plastics?  I was looking at a jung
>2065.  are there others that are better?
>LeRoy Brown HT(ASCP) HTL

	Depends on the size and nature of the tissues you will be cutting.
Small pieces of noncalcified tissue can be cut very easily on a standard
ultrotome using a glass knife, preferably prepared by balanced break to
give a longer cutting edge. Larger pieces needing a Ralph or tungsten
carbide knife will obviously use specific holders, then it's down to how
much money you have. Recently went to see the new Shandon microtome, was
quite impressed, have a look yourself.

Dr. Ian Montgomery,
West Medical Building,
University of Glasgow,
G12 8QQ,
Tel: 0141 339 8855 Extn. 6602.
Fax: 0141 330 4100.
e-mail: ian.montgomery@bio.gla.ac.uk

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