RE: special stains - Internet pictures mostly poor.

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From:"Janssen,Mark" <Mark.Janssen@kp.ORG> (by way of histonet)
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> From: 	J. A. Kiernan[]
> Sent: 	Sunday, October 11, 1998 11:34 PM
> To: 	swansong
> Cc: 	HistoNet Server
> Subject: 	Re: special stains - Internet pictures mostly poor.
> On Sun, 11 Oct 1998, swansong (Who's He/She?) wrote:
> > I know that this may sound redundant, but I really am in desperate need
> of
> > these pictures, If anyone has or knows which website may contain these
> > beautiful stains, Please let me know.
>   Do not despair. Help may be locally available and better than stuff
>   you might find on a web site.
>   Most histology pictures that I have collected from the internet are of
>   such poor quality that they cannot be evaluated at all. This includes
>   photomicrographs promulgated by companies to promote their fixatives
>   etc. I have a humble 14" SVGA monitor, but it shows many pictures with
>   crisp resolution. The fault with internet photomicrographs lies either
>   with the original pictures or with effects of file compression. I
>   suspect the former. Most downloaded micrographs look as if they were
>   taken from incorrectly illuminated microscopes.
>   For normal tissues stained by a variety of methods, the atlas by
>   Wheater et al is pretty good, and probably better value for money
>   than some CD-ful of computer-mangled coloured but Kohler-deficient
>   images. You're unlikely to find realistic pictures of "special
>   stains" for free. If your interests are similar to those of
>   pathologists, someone at a nearby hospital might lend you some
>   slides. If it's for research, you should have no trouble at all
>   getting standard slides from your colleagues.
>  John A. Kiernan,
>  Department of Anatomy & Cell Biology,
>  The University of Western Ontario,
>  LONDON,  Canada  N6A 5C1

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