Re: old skills vs new skills

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From:"D. Hammer" <> (by way of histonet)
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Sounds like you should have been in the Historical Booth at the NSH
Convetion to explain some of the equiptment we displayed :)


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On Tue, 17 Nov 1998 wrote:

> Have to agree with the knife sharpening.  But once I took the time it was
> sharp and it held the edge.  I would start on one side (left and trim incase
> of calcium)
> Slip ever so little over and get a good section. Then back to the end of
> another block.
> Making Hematoxylin was an art also.....
> When I started we made all the special stains from the begining.  ( No I
> didn't go catch the cockneal  (sp) but we did have the dye in powder form.
> Used the CO 2  tanks for frozen sections.
> You haven't lived until you embedded with paper boats or metal L's with
> bottoms.   Then attached the blocks to wooden  little blocks with a hot putty
> knife.
> There were many more old but vey useful ways.
> Been there done that in Florida    Shirley

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