Monday, October 12, 2009

Slides in spades

A quick note on a very busy day: A new donation this afternoon has brought us hundreds of pathological slides from the library of James Kidd, M.D. Kidd was chief of pathology at Children's Memorial Hospital in Chicago, and subsequently retired to the Portland area. Many of the slides are marked with information identifying the patient, which would be of great help in making a survey of the specimens. A quick glance tells us that the collection has many examples of neoplasms, such as Wilms tumors and leukemias; systemic diseases, including lupus erythematosus; and more routine diseases such as influenza and pneumonia.

In addition to the slides, we received two instruments: a Spencer Bright Line Haemacytometer and a nearly pristine Whiteman 13.8 Hemometer, both in their original cases with the original paperwork, both probably from the 1940s or 1950s.

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