March 31, 1906


Author Affiliations

Lecturer on Bacteriology and Demonstrator of the Microscopical Laboratories, University College of Medicine, Richmond, Virginia, and Clinical Pathologist of the Virginia Hospital. RICHMOND, VA.

JAMA. 1906;XLVI(13):957. doi:10.1001/jama.1906.62510400035005

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In order to meet the requirements of economy, simplicity and neatness I have devised the reagent outfit here illustrated for the use of my classes in the microscopic laboratories of the University College of Medicine, Richmond, Va.

This outfit consists of a tube rack and a set of reagent containers (Fig. 1).

The rack consists of a block of wood 2×2×6 inches, bored with 12 holes 1% inches deep by ⅜ inch in diameter.

The containers consists of 12 small test tubes, 100 mm. long by 8 mm. inside diameter. These tubes are equipped as follows:

One is fitted with a cotton mop and contains vaselin for sealing hanging-drop preparations. Three are fitted with ordinary cork stoppers and contain respectively, alcohol, acetic-acid-alcohol, xylol. Eight have pipette points attached to their mouths by means of rubber tubing 35 mm. long, 7 mm. outside diameter and 5 mm. inside diameter; the pipette

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