Changes Over a Career

A lot of things have changed in histology over the last few decades. Automation has replaced many routine daily tasks, while new specialties such as IHC and molecular, have made testing more highly complex than ever. In this video, submitted to NSH’s Virtual Time Capsule, Monty Hyten and Lisa Jackson, two long time members of NSH, share the things that have changed over the course of their careers, from technology to safety regulations. “You could coverslip real fast if you were smoking”, Lisa laments, describing an era before CAP inspections. “We made everything by hand in those days”, Monty recalls as she describes mixing hematoxylin powder and sharpening blades.

Check out their interview, and submit your own video and photos to NSH’s Virtual Time Capsule, celebrating a decade of Histology Professionals Day.

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