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November 8, 1890

AN EASY AND SIMPLE METHOD OF PREPARING MACROSCOPICAL SPECIMENS OF THE EYE.Read in the Section of Ophthalmology at the Forty-First Annual Meeting of the American Medical Association, Nashville, Tenn., May, 1890.

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JAMA. 1890;XV(19):678-680. doi:10.1001/jama.1890.02410450014002b

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At many of the large clinics both at home and abroad a quantity of valuable pathological material is wasted because there has been no easy or simple way to preserve it. This is particularly true in ophthalmic institutions, where the attendants are not usually experts in pathological technique or are too busy to attend to the details necessary for a proper mounting of a specimen. If it were not that preparations of the diseased eye are often very valuable the excuse "want of time" would be acceptable, but the result of a little time and work in this line is often so gratifying, that I feel justified in calling your attention to the method I pursued in the preparation of this specimen. Perhaps it is unfortunate that in the hardening process much time is consumed which cannot be avoided, but the technique is easy and can be acquired by following

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