Skin Replication Procedure for the Scanning Electron Microscope

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Science  10 Oct 1969:
Vol. 166, Issue 3902, pp. 252-253
DOI: 10.1126/science.166.3902.252


Ani improved method for preparing polyethylene replicas of skin from silicone rubber molds was developed for examination in the scanning electron microscope. Electro micrographs of the replicas compare favorably to those of fixed tissues from the same animal. Because of the great depth of field of the scanning electron microscope, both loosely attached epidermal cells and the background epidermal surface can be seen simultaneously in sharp focus, thus providing, a more complete picture of the topography of skin.

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