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April 1, 1939


Author Affiliations

Geneva, N. Y. Chairman Biological Stain Commission.

JAMA. 1939;112(13):1281-1282. doi:10.1001/jama.1939.02800130065026

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To the Editor:—  In a recent note in The Journal (Sept. 24, 1938, p. 1239), attention was called to the work that is being done by the Commission on Standardization of Biological Stains, and the question was raised as to whether it would not be possible for this organization to be of more assistance to physicians if its duties were broadened so as to include the approval of satisfactory staining solutions as well as stains in the solid form. In this earlier note the difficulties of doing this were discussed, and the article ended with a query as to who are the chief purchasers of stains in solution form and as to which particular staining solutions give the most trouble at present.Considerable comment concerning this article has been received, and it is felt that, to a certain extent, the questions asked have been answered. It has been concluded from

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