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March 7, 1931


JAMA. 1931;96(10):773. doi:10.1001/jama.1931.27220360003009b

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The value of frozen sections of pathologic tissue is being more and more emphasized and is becoming more generally recognized as the application of this form of examination is demonstrated in many of the large clinics and as it is familiarized by frequent and constant employment in one's own laboratory.

Modification of the technic with resulting simplification of the process and reduction of cost will, we believe, lead to even more extensive usefulness and remove some of the objections that doubtless occur to many laboratory men. A departure from the standard type of apparatus, with the purpose of eleminating some of the difficulties, is offered.

The special equipment, which may be readily attached to any microtome and which is shown in the accompanying illustration, consists of an "ice" chamber with a freezing plate, and a plunger with which the "ice" may be brought into contact with or released from the

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