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August 13, 1904

THE PERMANENT PRESERVATION OF ANATOMIC, EMBRYOLOGIC, PATHOLOGIC AND BACTERIOLOGIC SPECIMENS.

Author Affiliations

Professor of Pathology, Jefferson Medical College. PHILADELPHIA.; [From the Laboratories of the Jefferson Medical College Hospital.]

JAMA. 1904;XLIII(7):441-446. doi:10.1001/jama.1904.92500070001
Abstract

In teaching by modern laboratory methods, nothing is more important than the artistic and accurate preservation of material in such a manner as to retain permanently the natural colors and secure mounts that conveniently can be labelled, handled and exhibited. The old methods, yielding uncolored, bulky masses, possessing, save in form, little resemblance to the original, gave most unsatisfactory results, and hence museums more than five or ten years of age no longer meet the requirements of to-day. The specimens I exhibited at the Atlantic City Session of the Association received such flattering notice, and so many have written for the details of the method, that it seems desirable to publish in full the various steps necessary to attain the results shown. Except in minor details (which are essential), the method makes no claim to originality; it is the assembling of what seemed the best in several methods, published and

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