23 January 2010

Histology hazards

On Twitter, I commented, “When I do histology and see what the chemicals do, I am amazed that more people in the field didn't manage to kill themselves.” Here’s the kind of stuff I’m talking about.

Those were originally two separate pieces. Culprit: Propylene oxide.

The one on the right started off looking like the one on the left. Culprit: Osmium tetroxide.

1 comment:

biochem belle said...

An example of why I have wondered if anyone has thought to do life span studies on scientists in different fields and found a correlation b/t them