As the results of the examination of the lesions from both cases were identical we shall deal with them conjointly. All the histological studies were made on tissues taken from the living body; these tissues were handled with care and in accordance with the best and improved methods of technique. The tissues were hardened in two ways: one set in Müller's fluid; the other in alcohol, beginning with a fifty per cent, solution, then changing to an eighty per cent., then into a ninety-five per cent., and finally into absolute alcohol. Some of the tissues was stained in bulk in a solution of lithium carmine, using hydrochloric acid as an agent of differentiation; other portions were stained after section in Bismarck brown, a few drops of a saturated alcoholic solution of eosin serving for differentiation. All the sections were imbedded in paraffine and cut dry, being transferred directly to a glass slide and fixed with a solution of collodion and oil of cloves before the paraffine was dissolved out with turpentine, so that the relative position of the cells to one another as they occurred previous to manipulation was preserved.J Cutan Genito-Urin Dis.February 1892;10:51-53.
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