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October 1936

PREPARATION OF ORBITS OF CADAVERS FOR DISSECTION AND OPERATION

Author Affiliations

PHILADELPHIA
From the Graduate School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania.

Arch Ophthalmol. 1936;16(4):657-658. doi:10.1001/archopht.1936.00840220115010
Abstract

The drying out of tissues, especially the dehydration of the humors of the globe, seriously impairs the use of embalmed cadaveric material for both orbital dissection and ophthalmic operation. In preparing the material for the course in ophthalmic operations on cadavers in the Graduate School of Medicine of the University of Pennsylvania various methods have been used to overcome these difficulties. Of course the simplest method is an injection of water into the globe itself and into the tissues of the orbit with an ordinary small hypodermic syringe and hypodermic needle. This procedure, while relatively satisfactory for restoring the contour and tension of the globe to approximately normal, has this disadvantage: The water leaks out rapidly and has to be replaced. Since all the material used by my associates and me is embalmed without the use of solution of formaldehyde,1 the addition of any water-soluble fluid restores suppleness. It

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