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                   U L T R A M E D,  I N C.
                    Grosse Pointe Farms
                        MI 48236
              email: ultrame…


        ULTRAMED, INC. has available for immediate sale equipment as
described in attached INVENTORY LIST NO. 98111.  All equipment has been
used in research and/or clinical applications.  Note: complete list
is approx. twelve pages.

        Many of these items are priced as low as ten percent of original
cost.     We believe that this represents exceptional value for quality
equipment from leading manufacturers.  The equipment is believed to be
in very good to excellent operating condition but is offered on an AS IS
basis at these prices.

        Call or write for further information.  Thanking you and
hoping that we may be able to help with your equipment needs.

                                INVENTORY LIST

                                NO. 98111

SHIMADZU Model SDU-700  Sector/Linear Diagnostic Ultrasound System.  With
Doppler and (1) 3.5 Mhz Sector Probe, (1) 2.5 Mhz Sector probe with CW/PW
Doppler, (1) Sony UP-850 printer and optional  VTR.   Does echo-
cardiography,  general purpose abdominal applications, and doppler echo.
This is an exceptionally clean system with very versatile capabilities.
All imaging probes are phased array sector type for trouble free imaging.
                                   EXCEPTIONAL VALUE           INQUIRE

BIOSOUND "PHASE II" Vascular imaging system.  With 10 Mhz PHASAR probe.
Extremely high resolution vascular imaging.  Ideal for research and/or
general vascular imaging. Both in-line and side-looking doppler.
Biosound 256 gray level technology and ultra-high (0.2mm) resolution
provide exceptional image clarity and detail.   (2) units are
available.                                                      INQUIRE        

PROSCAN by TEKNAR (Now Carolina Electronics) Prostate scanner
with bi-plane trans-rectal probe.                              $3,750.00                                    

ATL MK-450 Ultrasound system.  General purpose imaging and
doppler when used with Model 721B or 724B scanhead.  Furnished
with 721B (3.0Mhz) scanhead. Others available.  No VTR.
Comes with ATL multi-format camera.                            $1,200.00

ATL MK-300I General purpose ultrasound system.  Comes with
Multi-format camera and choice of 720A or 723A scanhead.       $1,000.00

ATL PROBES Models 722A and 723A for MK-300/MK-450 systems.      call for $

ATL Model 724A Multi Frequency probe for MK-300/450        (2)  call for $

IMEX Model 301-P Vascular doppler system with 8.0 Mhz. doppler
transducer and strip chart recorder.                           $  750.00

MEDASONICS ‘Versatone’ Fetal & Vascular doppler. 2.0 & 5.0Mhz. $  350.00

IMEX "POCKET DOP-II" Fetal heart beat dopplers ( 3.0 Mhz). Can also
be used for vascular work with 8Mhz probe available from IMEX. $  300.00 Ea

MULTIGON Model 500A CW doppler unit.  Can be used for vascular
and umbilical cord doppler studies.  An integral spectrum
analyzer provides bi-directional doppler traces and output can
be recorded on VTR or Printer (not included).  Comes with
5.0 Mhz CW doppler probe.                                       $650.00

HEMODAYNAMICS Model AV-1000 Peripheral vascular diagnostic
system.  Designed to indicate the presence of deep vein
thrombosis or venus incompetence.   This system uses Light
Reflection Rheography to measure microscopic changes in the
dermal plexus that occur when a limb is exercised.             $1,650.00                        


SPACELABS Model 90623A  ECG,  (2) Pressure (2) Temperature and
respiration channel.  With 90651 recorder. Trend feature.       $  850.00

SPACELABS Model 90623A Same as above except no recorder.        $  600.00

SPACELABS Model 90603A  ECG, (2) Pressure (2) Temperature and
pulse (plethysmography type) with 90651 recorder and trend.     $  850.00

SPACELABS Model 514 with 551 recorder.  Does ECG, Pulse,
(2) Pressure and temperature. Has trend feature.                $  750.00

SPACELABS (Tektronix) Model 414 Opt. 21 Monitor.                $  425.00

AIR-SHIELDS Model AS-461 Neonatal monitor. No recorder.         $  450.00
Designed to monitor ECG, Respiration, Apnea and Temp.

HEWLETT-PACKARD Model 78354-A Patient monitor.  ECG with
non-invasive blood pressure and one channel of invasive
pressure.  With H.P. Model 78173W strip chart recorder.         $1,250.00

HEWLETT-PACKARD Model 78353-A Patient Monitor.  ECG, (2)
invasive pressures, (2) Temperature inputs. *                   $  650.00
With H.P. Model 78172A (2) channel recorder.*                   $1,000.00
H.P. 78339 carts are also available.

HEWLETT-PACKARD Model 78801 Neonate monitors.  ECG, RESP and
some have invasive B.P.     (4) available. Ideal VET units.     $  450.00


DATASCOPE ‘ACCUSAT’ Pulse Oximeter.  With Finger probe.         $  500.00

NELLCOR N-100C Pulse Oximeters.  5 button model.  No preamp     MAKE
cables or finger sensors are available at this time.            OFFER.


MARQUETTE "CASE 12" Stress Test System with Marquette 1800
treadmill.   System is in exceptional condition.                $6,800.00


DMI "SIMPLICITY-I" Compact full disclosure holter monitor.
Provides a full disclosure report automatically.  Comes with
a Spacelabs  Model 90205 Holter recorder..                      $2,450.00

HOLTER RECORDERS Spacelabs Models 90205 and 90201                INQUIRE


MENNEN Telemetry system.  (4) Patient system with (4)
transmitters and central station receiver w/ recorder.          $1,600.00

QUINTON Q-TEL-400 Telemetry system.  Four channel system with
Three transmitters included.  Many features.                    $2,250.00

HEWLETT-PACKARD Telemetry sets Model 78100/78101. Transmitter
and matching receiver.                 (6) available)           $  450.00 ea

with TOCO and Ultrasound transducers.  78100 receiver with
80140 adapter for connection to 8040 Fetal monitor.  Can be
used as stand alone units (for research applications only)
with suitable power supply for 80140.     (2) sets available    $  500.00 ea


HEWLETT-PACKARD 78801B Neonate monitors.  These are ideal for
vet medicine.  ECG, pressure and respiration channels.          $  450.00 Ea

TEKTRONIX 413A Neonate monitors.  ECG, Pressure and Respiration.$  350.00 Ea

TEKTRONIX 408 ECG monitors.  Basic unit.                        $  225.00

MENNEN Model 744 Patient Monitors.  ECG only. Storage scope.    $  285.00 Ea

MENNEN Patient Monitor with recorder.  Does ECG & Respiration.  $  375.00 D

MENNEN Model 740 with recorder. ECG only.                       $  475.00


HEWLETT-PACKARD Model 4760A ‘PAGEWRITER’ Electrocardiograph.
Full alphanumeric keyboard to input Patient data.  Advanced
signal processing and internal ECG storage.  Convenient
one page records of 12 lead ECG.  Full operator control
over recording formats.                                         $1,500.00

CARDIOLINE ‘DELTA 30D’ compact INTERPRETIVE 12 lead ECG.        $1,250.00

(12) lead ECG.  Compact unit with the world renowned quality
of Nihon-Kohden. Many features.                                 $1,700.00

CAMBRIDGE VS-550 EKG single channel.                            $  350.00

CAMBRIDGE (Picker) Model CM-3000 ten lead (3) channel ECG       $  850.00

BURDICK E-310 ten lead (3) channel ECG.                         $1,150.00

TELEMED three channel, (12)lead electrocardiograph.             $  450.00 D

MARQUETTE MAC-I three channel 12 lead EKG.                      $  350.00 D

CAMBRIDGE VS-500 Single Channel ECG.  Some cosmetic
damage on case but works fine. Good Vet unit.                   $  200.00

FUKUDA-DENSHI compact portable ECG. Battery operated with
ac charger.  (4" X 6" X 9") Ideal for field work. (1) channel   $  275.00

SEISMED "SEISMOCARDIOGRAPH" Model SCG-2000.  This is a highly
specialized instrument that combines ECG with SEISMOCARDIOGRAPHY
for increased diagnostic accuracy.  A preliminary multi center trial
validated  this technology in 1992.  This unit sold for over
$20,000.00 in 1992 and appears in pristine condition. Ideal for
research.                                                       $1,200.00


HEWLETT-PACKARD Model 78171A Strip Chart Recorder.              $  150.00

HEWLETT-PACKARD Model 78330 monitor with 78171A Recorder        $   275.00

HEWLETT-PACKARD Model 78534C Monitor/Terminal with 78553A
Pressure module.  Does (2) Channels of EKG and Two Pressures
and Two Temperature inputs.                                     $  750.00

STRIP CHART RECORDERS: a variety of H.P. recorders are available.  INQUIRE


PHYSIO-CONTROL ‘Lifestat 200′ NIBP with printer.                $  750.00

AIR-SHEILDS (Healthdyne) Model BP-203NA. NIBP with printer.     $  350.00

DATASCOPE ACCUTOR-2A NIBP monitor (no printer)                  $  650.00

CRITIKON Model 847XT Neonate N.I.B.P. monitors. Ideal for
veterinary medicine.                                            $  550.00 Ea

CRITIKON Model 845 N.I.B.P. monitor. With hose and cuff.        $  450.00

PHYSIO-CONTROL ‘LIFESTAT 100′ NIBP. With charger.  This unit
is ‘beat up’ cosmetically but works fine.                       $  200.00

KENDALL  System 9200 N.I.B.P. monitors with cuff.               $  225.00 D


HEWLETT-PACKARD Model 43110A with monitor and strip chart
recorder.                                  (3) units available    INQUIRE                    

HEWLETT-PACKARD Model 78660A Defibrillator with monitor
strip chart recorder and charger.                                 INQUIRE

HEWLETT-PACKARD Model 78619 Defibrillator. NO MONITOR.            INQUIRE

Note: Operating (open heart) paddles are available for the
43110A  defibs.  DEFIBRILLATORS sold only to
qualified EMS, BIOMED or other medical professionals.


PERIMED Model PF-3 PeriFlux Laser Doppler perfusion monitor.
This unit shows very little use and is ideal for research
perfusion studies.                                               $1,500.00

GRASS Model 8-10C ten channel EEG system.  With Master Electrode
montage selector and several Pt. cable junction boxes.  Nice
system for biofeedback or research applications.  Very clean.    $1,850.00

GRASS Model 8-10B Eight channel EEG system.  With Master Electrode
montage selector and several Pt. cable junction Boxes.  Nice
clean system for biofeedback or research.                        $1,650.00

TECA Model EP-40 Evoked Response System.  Does BAER (Brainstem
auditory evoked response), SEP (Somatosensory Evoked response)
and VEP (visual evoked response> testing.  With ST-10 multi
function stimulator, XY recoder and roll around stand.  Very
nice system.  Many research and/or clinical applications.        $3,250.00


PURITAN-BENNETT (DATEX) CO2 Monitors.  Model 223 and others.    $  450.00 Ea

SARAcap Capnograph CO2 monitor with many features.              $  650.00

BAUM Blood Pressure manometers (mercury wall mount units) (18)  $   40.00 Ea

WELCH-ALYN Model 74710 Wall mount power unit with otoscope
and opthalmoscope.                                              $  350.00

SIEMENS Model ‘Ultratherm 608′ Diathermy unit. 27 Mhz           $  600.00 D

BECKMAN Model R-611 (8) Channel Physiological recorder.         $  500.00 D
This unit could be ideal for sleep studies or biofeedback.

JOBST Compression unit.                                         $  200.00 D

HARVARD APPARATUS CO. Model 613 Large animal positive pressure
ventilator.                                                       INQUIRE

HARVARD APPARATUS CO. Model 901 Infusion/withdrawal pump.         INQUIRE

VITAL-STAT  ’CALORIMETER’ VVR (Vital Signs Distributes)         $  500.00


HUMPHREY Model 410 AUTO-KERATOMETER.  System looks new.         $1,650.00

TITMUS Model OV7M Vision Screener (professional Model)          $  450.00

TITMUS II  Vision Screener with Automatic Control. Includes
Pediatric slide set.                                            $  450.00


YASHIMA Microscope. Monocular type w//40X/100X OI obj.          $  175.00

COLPOSCOPE Model 1000 by Berkeley Bio-Engineering Inc.          $  800.00

SONY Model VO-5600 High Resolution VTR for imaging applications
Broadcast quality recorders.  Umatic Format.                    $  550.00 Ea

ZIMMER Model 666 Dermatome with three heads and motor.          $  375.00

ELMED  ’ENDODYNE’ Model 4060 and 4075 Muscle stimulator with
vacum lead and vacum pump assembly.  Current Elmed model.       $  750.00

MUSCLE STIMULATORS for physical therapy applications. Have
both regulated voltage and reg. current types.  (3) available.  Call for $$

EMPI "LOGIX" 712-P Command Set and Personal stimulator.  This
personal stimulator is programmed by the command set which can
also be used as a stand alone stimulator.  Nice clean unit.     $  600.00

BIRD MARK-7 and MARK-8 Respirators.  UNTESTED                   $ Inquire

PICKER two light Xray viewing box. New condition.               $  175.00


OLYMPUS Model OSF flexible sigmoidoscope. 60 CM working length
with Olympus Model CLV Light source with air source.            $1,000.00

OLYMPUS Model PF-27M ultra thin fiberoptic scope.  Eyepiece
needs repair.  With Olympus case.  Original cost $12,000.00     $1,000.00                                  

CUDA 150/300, STRYKER "OrthoBeam", EDER 600 and MORGAN.         Inquire

OLYMPUS Model CLE-F10 Halogen light source with Xeon flash
for photography.  For endoscopy applications.                   $  750.00

OLYMPUS Model CLK-4 Light source with air pump.                 $  425.00

OLYMPUS ILK-3 light source.                                     $  300.00

WOLF Model 4046.00 Light source.              (2) available     $  350.00 Ea


MADSEN Model ZS76 Impedance audiometer with acoustic audiometer $  500.00

AMERICAN ELECTROMEDICS Tympanometer with audiometer capability. $  450.00

MAICO Model MA-19 Screening audiometer.                         $  450.00

BAXTER COM-2 Cardiac output monitors. Disposable sensor req’d.  $  350.00

RJL SYSTEMS Model BIA-103 Impedance Analyzer.                    INQUIRE

AMERICAN OPTICAL Model 11666 SLIT LAMP.  Excellent binocular
variable power scope.  Pt. chin rest and support columns not
included.   Unit needs some work.                               $  200.00

AMERICAN OPTICAL "Project-O-Chart"  Needs new media strip.      $  100.00

PROCEDURE and OPERATING LAMPS.  A variety of portable units
are available.                                                   INQUIRE


LEITZ ‘LABORLUX-11′ Microscope with PLOEMOPAK 2.5 Fluorescence
package.  Furnished with N2.1 and I2 filters.  Many high end
objectives including NPL fluotars, APO’s, etc.                  $2,800.00

AMERICAN OPTICAL Model One-Twenty "Microstar" microscope. With
10X WF Oculars, and 2.5X, 4.0X, 10X, 20X, 40X and 100X O.I.      INQUIRE
All above  objectives are the superb A.O. PLAN achromats.

AMERICAN OPTICAL (Spencer) Binocular microscope. 10X  Oculars
and 10X, 40X and 90X O.I. Objectives.                           $  550.00

ZEISS PHOTOMICROSCOPE I and II.  Two units are available.  These
prime examples of German craftsmanship are in fine shape and
include many  objective lens.  They are both setup with dual
light sources (mercury and halogen or mercury and incadescent).
One scope is equipped with Epi fluorescense filters and condenser.
Some accessory items are also available.  These scopes are, perhaps,
the finest ever built.  Virtually impossible to duplicate today.  
A variety of objectives are available for the PHOTOMICROSCOPE’s.  INQUIRE

ZEISS "PLANAPO OBJECTIVE" 63X / 1.4 N.A.  160mm /-.  This is one of
the finest and most sought after objectives ever manufactured.  The
one we have is the newer, wide body, laser etched "ZEISS", objective
(Pt.# 4618-40-9901).  Last ZEISS price was $5,800.00.            $2,250.00

ZEISS "PLANAPO" Objective.  100X / 1.3 N.A. 160mm/-.  Another
primo Zeiss objective lens.                                      $1,000.00

KRAMER SCIENTIFIC CORP. Model XM-160 Projecting microscope.  This
system uses a Leitz Laborlux microscope and a custom XEON light
source to project bright microscope images at distances up to
20 feet (dark room).   With 4.0X EF objective and 25X APO obj.   $1,250.00


BECKMAN "APPRAISE" Scanning Densiometer electrophoresis
plate reader.  Performs a variety of tests.                        INQUIRE

CLINTEK-200 (Miles Diagnostics) URINE ANALYZER.  Uses
inexpensive ‘Multistix 10 SG’ strips for complete urine
analysis.                                                          INQUIRE

LABLINE Model 13000 water bath.  SS tub, top and side panels.   $  275.00

PRECISION General purpose incubator MODEL 4. Chamber size
17" x 18" x 27" H. (4.8 cu. ft.)  Nice clean unit.              $  500.00 (c)

speed and capacity.                                             $  350.00

AMERICAN OPTICAL (A.O.) Model 820 MICROTOME.  The industry
standard for histology sectioning.    We have several of these
fine units available priced from $1,400.00/$1,650.00.              INQUIRE

LKB "PYRAMITOME" Model 11800 Microtome.  Used for sectioning
in the range 1 micron / 10 microns using glass knives, and for
precision shaping of resin (or other media) encapsulated samples
prior to ultra-microtome sectioning.  In excellent condition.
With WILD (Heerbrugg) M-4 Binocular-stereo microscope.          $1,200.00
Note:  Special packing is required to ship LKB Pyramitome.

SORVAL (Porter Blum) Model MT-1 ULTRA-MICROTOME complete with
AO (Amer.Optical) Binocular stereo microscope 10X-to-40X &
stand with light.                                               $1,200.00

SORVAL (Porter Blum) MT-1 ULTRA-MICROTOME.  Does not include
microscope.                                                     $  250.00 D

SORVAL GLC-3 Centrifuge with HL-4 Rotor and (4) six place
holders PN 00565.                                               $  550.00

CLAY-ADAMS "DYNAC" centrifuge.  With 6 place holder & SS tubes. $  650.00

CLAY-ADAMS SERO-FUGE Centrifuge                                 $  350.00

CLAY-ADAMS SERO-FUGE II Centrifuge (dual speed)                 $  375.00

GILFORD STASAR III Spectrophotometer covers 312/727 nm          $  450.00

SYVA (GILFORD) STASAR III Spectrophotometer covers 312/727 nm   $  500.00

SORVAL (Dupont) GLC-4 CENTRIFUGE with HL1000 rotor and
(4) twenty tube buckets.                                        $  650.00

HAMILTON-BELL Model 1750 Centrifuge. 4 place rotor 3300 rpm.    $  175.00

YSI Tele-Thermometer with probe.      New Condition.            INQUIRE

ORION Model 811 PH meter.                                       $  350.00

CORNING Model 6 portable PH meter.                              $  125.00

CORNING Model 5 PH Meter                                        $  100.00

NOTE:  PH meters do not include electrodes as these are
normally application specific.


SINGER MODEL NM 17/27  RFI-EMI  (Radio Interference) RECEIVER.
Covers 10 Khz / 32 Mhz in 8 bands.  Sensitivity specified at
.01 microvolt to 1.0 V.  This unit was received NEW and
unused from the U.S. Govt.  Original cost over $33,000.00.
This receiver has incredible sensitivity and along with its
RFI-EMI functions it makes a great general coverage receiver.   $2,250.00

EATON MODEL NM 17/27A -SL  RFI-EMI (Radio Interference)
RECEIVER.  Same basic spec’s. as NM 17/27 shown above but a
later model with improved features. UNUSED – NEW EQUIPMENT      $3,500.00

HEWLETT-PACKARD Spectrum analyzer. Models 141T, 8552B,
8553B (0/110Mhz RF), 8556A (O/300Khz).                          $1,750.00

HEWLETT-PACKARD Model 7046A X-Y Recorder.                       $1,000.00

HEWLETT-PACKARD PLOTTERS                       HP Model 7470    $  300.00
                                               HP Model 7475    $  500.00

HEWLETT-PACKARD Model 8005-B Pulse Generator.                   $  275.00

HEWLETT-PACKARD Model 8015A Pulse Generator.   Unused.          $  850.00

HOUSTON INSTRUMENTS "OMNIGRAPHIC 2000" X-Y Plotter.             $  650.00

ABBOTT "VISION" Clinical chemistry analyzer.  Does most common
clinical tests including cholesterol, tryglycerides, glucose,
bun, and many others.                                           $  875.00

COMPUTER EQUIPMENT:  Loads of PS-2 units including models
70-386, 80-386, 56SX, 55SX, 30-286,and 30-286 upgraded to 386SX   Inquire D
Computers are offered for pickup at our facility only.

Fluke Model 332-B DC Voltage Standard.
Specified accuracy .002%. Microvolt to 1100 v DC at 50Ma.       $   750.00

Fluke Model 5200A a.c. Calibrators.  NEW unused units           $ 1,800.00
Last Fluke price was over $12,000.00 each.

Fluke Model 731-B DC voltage standards.                         $   300.00

HEALTHDYNE Model 5000 ECG and RESPIRATION simulators. Compact
battery operated unit with variable ECG and respiration
parameters.  NEW UNUSED surplus.                                $   375.00

Hewlett-Packard Model 3964-A Instrumentaion Recorder.  Four
channels with six speeds from 15/32"IPS to 15 i.p.s.  Exc.
for biomed research or physiology studies.                      $ 1,250.00

Hewlett-Packard Model 3960-A Portable FM tape recorder. Rugged
four track 3 speed unit.  This instrumentation recorder has been
very lightly used and looks excellent.                          $   650.00

EIP Model 351D Microwave counter.                               $   750.00

FLUKE Model 1953A Counter (125 Mhz)                             $   325.00

ESI Model DB-62 Resistance decade box.  0/11,000 ohms in
.01 ohm steps.  UNUSED.                                         $   500.00

BIO-TEK Instruments UW-II Ultrasound Wattmeter.  Measures
therapeutic output power up to 2 mHz.  Needs Membrane.            INQUIRE

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I am looking to get some feedback on how everyone records on their
tissue cassettes the tissue specimen I.D.

I currently use a special marker, but with the volume so high, what
other method(s) does everyone use to I.D. a tissue cassette.  I’ve heard
it can be done automatically.  All your methods would be welcome.


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LIS experiences

Does anyone have experience using Orchard Software’s Costello LIS?  How do
you rate the vendor’s support?  Do you have much downtime? How long has it
taken to recover from problems?  Do you have the ability to archive patient
and QC files? Has the backup system been reliable?  Does your lab use Mac
equipment with the Mac OS, or do you have WindowsNT units?  How many
workstations (of any kind) do you run?   When it is time to upgrade, will
you stay with the vendor?  Thanks in advance for your replies.

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Re: Want to hear from pathologists about the job market, and residencies…

On Sat, 14 Nov 1998 02:07:57 GMT, d… (Dan Schneider)

>I’m a junior med student thinking about going into pathology.  I’d love to hear
>from MD’s in the specialty. Information about the job market right now would be

I can’t give you a national perspective, only what I see in my region
of PA.   Occasionally a job will open, but those occurrences are
unpredicatable.  The job market for pathologists has been difficult
since 1982 when TEFRA was passed.  

On the other hand, if you persist in looking for a pathology position,
you will eventually get one.  The problem is however, that you may not
like the location or how you’re treated by your employer.  If you’re
optimistic and really like the field, you keep getting experience and
changing jobs until you get one you like.  Another approach is to move
to a region where you’d like to live, and then provide locums coverage
for the pathologists there.  Get known; become liked; provide good
service.  When a postion opens you’ll be more likely to be considered
than an unknown.  This strategy worked for someone near here recently.

There was a big surge in popularity of pathology in the early and mid
1960s.  This group of pathologists is now somewhere in their late 50s
and early 60s approaching retirement.  This looks like a great
opportunity, but there are still a lot of unpredictable variables.
Will they retire at the usual 62-65 years of age or work longer?
Many taper back and work part time.  Some times the position of a
retiring pathologist isn’t filled.

What we do as pathologists has changed.  Just 15 years ago we were
still (in rural central PA) doing real forensic autopsies (homicides
and suspicious deaths) and at least half of our time was spent in the
clinical laboratory doing quality control, interpeting isoenzyme and
electropheretic results, and setting up new tests.  Now, most of the
forensic autopsies go to forensic pathologists and the lab manager and
supervisors run the clinical laboratory.  Nobody pays for interpreting
test results, so we don’t routinely provide interpretations and we
don’t encourage this business.    If this were 15 years ago, we would
probably have 5 pathologists to do the surgical pathology workload we
have.  Instead we do it with 3 pathologists, and can do this because
we aren’t as involved in autopsies and clinical lab duties.  This was
a long winded way of saying that there has been downsizing of the
demand for pathologists.  Just because a bunch of pathologists are
retiring doesn’t mean that there will be an equal number of job

If you really enjoy the field, you will probably be successful.  There
is just a good deal more employment uncertainty in pathology than in
most other medical specialties these days.

R.W. Lamparter MD
Lewisburg, PA

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syndrom called in french "syndrome de william"

I’m a student in psychology. I work in a institution for inadapted and
handicapped children. There is a child who suffer from the "syndrome de
William" but I don’t know what that syndrom means exactly. Can someone
explain me what it consist of?

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Teaching only positions

Does anyone know if there are positions for those interested only in the
teaching of path rather than the practice of it? If you would kindly reply to
Step…, it would be most appreciated!
All the best,

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Re: fields of pathology

nyann wagner wrote:

> I am interested in the field of pathology, but am finding all the
> information on the web to be a little discouraging.
> Is it possible to work in the field of pathology, without having to
> attend medical school?
> If so, what kind of work would be available, besides teaching?

One can work in the field of pathology without a medical doctorate
degree, but one cannot become a pathologist without an M.D.  The jobs
available to non-M.D. include Pathologist Assistant, Technologist and
Autopsy Assistant.  The pathologist is a physician specializing in the
area of pathology.  Most teachers of pathology hold the M.D. degree, and
teach in medical schools..   This is just a basic answer to your

Robert R. Pascal, M.D.

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Interesting Autopsy Finding Question

I am a private pathologist who performs occasional autopsies.  I did one
recently on an 84 year old white man with IDDM, hypertension, COPD as well
as an enlarged prostate with urinary outlet obstruction who died suddenly
and unexpectedly from the family’s perspective.

At autopsy he was found to have severe systemic atherosclerotic vascular
disease and complex plaque formation with a mildly enlarged heart with
concentric left ventricular hypertrophy as well as microscopic evidence of
an old subendocardial infarction. (i.e. not surprising given the history).
The coronaries were focally stenosed up to approximately 80%, but no gross

The prostate showed severe fibroglandular hyperplasia with multifocal
infarction (but no tumor). The bladder was somewhat distended with amber
urine (No Foley was present at autopsy, although he had been routinely
catheterized). Blood cultures were negative.

In addition, on the external surface of the urinary bladder a multilocular
cystic structure was seen at the uretero-vesical junction on the right side
(not midline). The corresponding ureter was in close proximity to this
structure, but appeared otherwise unremarkable.

 Upon sectioning the structure was smooth-walled and appeared lined by gray
mucosa. The lumina were empty (the bladder had already been drained);
however, no grossly discernible communication existed between this structure
and the bladder lumen although it appeared intimately associated with the
adjacent bladder wall.

Microscopic sections showed a multilocular fibrous-walled structure;
unfortunately just about all of the epithelial lining component had
autolyzed – what was left appeared to represent a layered epithelium rather
than simple.

I suspected that this might represent acquired bladder diverticula formation
given the extensive bladder outlet obstruction with the enlarged prostate.
It does not appear to be vascular.

Can anyone provide additional differential diagnoses for this curious
incidental finding?



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Help Hep B sub-typing

I am looking for a lab that can do AY/AD subtyping on Hepatitis B samples.
Does anyone know if one?

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