--- Victoria Baker wrote:
> Date: Sun, 22 Sep 2002 05:01:46 -0700 (PDT)
> From: Victoria Baker
> Subject: Re: Embedding
> To: Melissa Jensen
> When I worked in derm lab we had techs who more or
> less specialized in embedding (something today not
> very often heard of). Embedding everything straight
> was more or less the norm, but, when you have a
> specimen from the foot, toe, finger or another area
> where the epidermis is thick or very cornified, we
> embed them on a slant. Just to avoid chunking out
> a cutters wrath. Corns, warts, certain keratotic
> samples and toe nails (those we hadn't processed for
> plastics) all were embedded on a slant. No
> even smooth sections and many times one or two folds
> at most. We did soak our blocks in either water or
> 1.5% ammonia solution as well. Skin is tricky
> it incorporates so many different textures so
> it becomes an art unto itself.
> Vikki Baker
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Nita Searcy
> > Sent: Thursday, September 19, 2002 2:26 PM
> > To: email@example.com
> > Subject: Embedding
> > I have a question regarding "proper
> > embedding"---I have been practicing for 35 yrs.,
> > at new position and funny thing, I do things
> > incorrectly---
> > Anyway, correct embedding--epithelium from
> > - "all going same way" but I embed on a slant not
> > in a straight row. The knife blade hits one piece
> > a time not the entire
> > "straight " line.
> > Glenda Hoye and the instructors- do you have a
> > reference?
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