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Ultra-thin Serial Sectioning with Rocking Microtomes

Nature volume 180, page 1302 (07 December 1957) | Download Citation

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A WELL-KNOWN difficulty in using rocking microtomes for ultra-thin sectioning is the tendency for the cut section to be picked up on the return stroke. A number of mechanical devices have been described1 which attempt to overcome this. The device described here is a non-mechanical and exceedingly simple but effective aid to serial sectioning.

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  1. Departments of Dermatology and Biomolecular Structure, The University, Leeds. June 8.

    • ARWYN CHARLES

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