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February 27, 1897

Embryonic Specimens Wanted.

Author Affiliations

Johns Hopkins University.

JAMA. 1897;XXVIII(9):426-427. doi:10.1001/jama.1897.02440090044012

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Baltimore, Md., Feb. 20, 1897.

To the Editor:  —During the last ten years I have appealed to physicians from time to time to send me the human embryos which fell into their hands, and have in this way procured some very valuable specimens. These specimens have been cut into sections, and are now being modeled and studied very carefully. Yet a number of important stages are still wanting, and I therefore ask through your columns that physicians send me any material which they may obtain.The best method to preserve human ova is to place the unopened ovum, without handling, and as soon as possible, in strong alcohol. By this method the embryo within is well hardened for future microscopic study.It is very injurious to wrap these delicate specimens in cotton before sending them by mail or express. A perfect method is to place the preserved specimen in a

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