Re: trichromic Van Gieson

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From:"J. A. Kiernan" <> (by way of histonet)
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On Tue, 2 Nov 1999, Cynthia Tily wrote:

> I have been asked by a client to perform a "trichromic Van Gieson" that he
> saw referenced in an Italian paper. He is studying pleurisy in the lungs.
> We are familiar with the various trichrome and Van Gieson procedures but
> cannot find a reference for the above. Any ideas?

   It appears that your client does not know anything about
   staining. I suggest that you ask him for the actual method
   he wants. If that floors him (or her), do specimen slides
   with Van Gieson and your favourite trichrome, and ask
   which is preferred. It's clearly evident that you know much
   more about staining than your client does. Send him/her large
   bills for your expert knowledge and services.

 John A. Kiernan,
 Department of Anatomy & Cell Biology,
 The University of Western Ontario,
 LONDON,  Canada  N6A 5C1

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