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Chapter-12 Museum Techniques

BOOK TITLE: Techniques in Histopathology and Cytopathology

Author
1. Vishwakarma Sadhana
ISBN
9789352701094
DOI
10.5005/jp/books/14170_13
Edition
1/e
Publishing Year
2017
Pages
4
Author Affiliations
1. Technocrats Institute of Technology, Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh, India
Chapter keywords
Museum technique, reception, preparation, fixation, restoration, preservation, presentation

Abstract

The objective of this chapter is to introduce the museum techniques. The museum technique involved steps following as reception, preparation, fixation, restoration, preservation, and presentation. Specimens may come from a number of sources like hospitals operation theaters, postmortem room, or research laboratories. It is necessary to make accurate records. This includes maintenance of reception book in which all specimens are recorded, including all the relevant details. The specimen in the medical museum is mounted in glass jars. These are basically cylindrical-shaped with lid. The specimen is suspended by string. The jar is filled nearly upto the top with preserving solution and a piece of lid covered the top. Over this wet sheep’s bladder was stretched, tied around the tip of the jar and when dry, painted. In this chapter, questions for exercise and objective type questions are also provided.

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