Frozen sections of a child

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Title

Frozen sections of a child

Subject

Dwight, Thomas, 1843-1911
Quincy, Henry Parker, -1899
Anatomy
Instructions (document genre)
Holmes, Oliver Wendell, 1809-1894

Description

Thomas Dwight, Instructor in Topographical Anatomy and Histology, made these sections of a three-year-old child for use in his lectures at the Medical School in 1880-1881 and were some of the first frozen sections in use in this country. The plates are life-size. As part of the preface, Dwight includes his directions for making such specimens.

First, be very sure that the body, or part, to be frozen is in precisely the position you desire, and that there are no folds or indentations in the skin. I always use natural cold when possible. Weather much about zero (Fahrenheit) is unsatisfactory; but if the part is thoroughly chilled by several days' exposure to a pretty low temperature, a night of 10? may possibly finish it. Salt and ice, or snow, no doubt, will answer the purpose, but much time and patience are required

Abstract

Illustrated plate showing a cross-section of a torso from Frozen sections of a child; fifteen drawings from nature, by H. P. Quincy, written by Thomas Dwight

Creator

Dwight, Thomas, 1843-1911
Quincy, Henry Parker, -1899

Publisher

William Wood & Company

Date Created

1881

Rights

The Boston Medical Library does not hold copyright on all materials in this collection. For use information, consult Public Services at chm@hms.harvard.edu

Access Rights

Access to the original work depicted requires advance notice. Contact Public Services at chm@hms.harvard.edu for additional information

Is Part Of

Boston Medical Library Rare Books Collection (23.X.130, c.2)

Format

image

Extent

1 plate and excerpt (1 page)

Language

English

Identifier

DigID0003232

Provenance

Gift of Dr. Oliver Wendell Holmes to the Boston Medical Library, 1889

Files

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Citation

Dwight, Thomas, 1843-1911 and Quincy, Henry Parker, -1899, “Frozen sections of a child,” OnView: Digital Collections & Exhibits, accessed August 15, 2020, https://collections.countway.harvard.edu/onview/items/show/13558.

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