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The preservation of cross sections and pathologic specimens of the head and neck has always been a greater problem than their preparation. For the former, aluminum containers with plate glass covers have met the problem to some extent. Some workers have mounted such sections, properly dyed, as well as pathologic material, in glass cells. These glass containers are heavy, and thus difficult to handle, and, in addition, are obtainable only in standard sizes. Containers made to measure would be costly, and the glass used is of a quality that causes some visual distortion of the specimen.
To eliminate these objections and to encourage the study of anatomy, a new form of container has been devised. It is made entirely of the plastic substance called lucite, which is an acrylic synthetic resin and possesses the following qualities: (1) It has crystal clarity; (2) it is easily fabricated and can be cut