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October 26, 1918

A CONVENIENT METHOD FOR FILING SURGICAL SECTIONS

Author Affiliations

Toronto

From the Department of Pathology, Toronto General Hospital.

JAMA. 1918;71(17):1379-1380. doi:10.1001/jama.1918.26020430001008a

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Abstract

We have experienced considerable difficulty in keeping our surgical sections properly filed in such manner that they might at all times be readily accessible, and at the same time have proper notes filed with them which could be indexed and cross-indexed.

The filing of the sections in one set of drawers and the cards, with notes on these sections, in other drawers is not only an inconvenience but also involves unnecessary work. To obviate this we have mounted the section on the back of the filing card, in which a hole has been punched, to enable one to examine the section under the microscope while it is still attached to the card. An ordinary filing card, 4 by 6 inches, is used, and a hole seven-eighths inch in diameter is made with a steel punch in the center of the lower margin. The section is then pasted to the back

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