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April 1971

Orientation of Small Biopsies

Author Affiliations


From the Department of Dermatology (Dr. Goldman) and the Laser Laboratory, University of Cincinnati Medical Center.

Arch Dermatol. 1971;103(4):407-408. doi:10.1001/archderm.1971.04000160057009

To orient properly tiny biopsies, the tissue may be put on paper or absorbable gelatin sponge (Gelfoam) for formaldehyde fixation. With Zenker's fixation, the tissue may be attached with egg albumin to a piece of cucumber.