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Microtome

The microtome – a brief history of microtomes

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Microtomes are tools used to ‘section’ a range of different materials. ‘Sectioning’ in this usage means to cut materials into very thin slices, which are subsequently examined under a microscope. But when was the humble microtome invented, and by whom? The invention of the microtome is difficult to pinpoint exactly due to varying sources citing…

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