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December 15, 1917


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Toronto Department of Pathology, Toronto General Hospital

JAMA. 1917;LXIX(24):2037. doi:10.1001/jama.1917.25910510004012c

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The ordinary methods of storing microscopic slides of necropsy sections in drawers or in boxes has always seemed to me not only an awkward method, but one which renders the sections very inaccessible. I wish, therefore, to submit the following means of adapting the ordinary filing cabinet to the filing of microscopic specimens of necropsy sections in a convenient and readily accessible form.

Our filing cabinet takes a card 9¼ by 7½ inches. One of the local publishing houses furnished us with folders of this size. The paper used is 140 pound tag manilla, cut to a size 9¼ inches square. One margin is then turned over for a distance of 1¾ inches, and wire staples eleven-sixteenths of an inch long put in so as to divide the folded strip into six equal compartments. In this way a folder which is 9¼ inches wide by 7½ inches high is made.

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