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March 26, 1910


JAMA. 1910;LIV(13):1048-1049. doi:10.1001/jama.1910.92550390004002g

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Rapidily in laboratory technic depends to a great extent on the simplicity and efficiency of the apparatus; a minimum of time and inconvenience being always an important factor in any method. The following two pieces of apparatus are exceedingly simple and are recommended for their comparative inexpensiveness as well as their general efficiency. They were devised to fill a need in certain work, and were so satisfactory that I have taken the liberty to report them.

The first is a method for multiplying the water connection in order that a large number of tissues may be washed from a single tap. For instance, in a laboratory where only a few taps are available, unless some multiplying device is employed, it becomes almost impossible to wash a series of tissues satisfactorily at one time. The result is overfixation with all its attendant evils, a circumstance occurring only too frequently in microscopic

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