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March 25, 1911

THE PRESERVATION OF ANATOMIC DISSECTIONS WITH PERMANENT COLOR OF MUSCLES, VESSELS AND ORGANS: A SUPPLEMENTARY NOTE

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Professor Emeritus of Anatomy, Tulane University NEW ORLEANS

JAMA. 1911;LVI(12):882. doi:10.1001/jama.1911.02560120022010

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Abstract

This supplementary note is to record the changes and improvements in the method described in the preliminary note published in The Journal (Aug. 22, 1908, p. 642).

Certain subjects only will secure the color by the embalming solution and the method. They are cadavers whose muscles are of a dark color before being embalmed. This is determined before the embalming by making a long and deep incision (3 inches by 1) into the deltoid or the femoral vastus externus. If the muscles show a black cherry color, the preparations will present a satisfactory color. If the muscles show a deep red cherry color, they may make good preparations, but not so surely. If the muscles show a light red cherry the color of the muscles in the preparation will not be satisfactory and no ultimate treatment or procedure will improve it. The embalming solution and the method preserve the color

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