Obtaining a Brain
ghermans at luc.ac.be
Tue Mar 11 06:01:13 EST 1997
In article <5g1noh$m5k at bertrand.ccs.carleton.ca>, sadair at chat.carleton.ca
> I was wondering what would be involved in obtaining a human
> brain. Where would one go to get a brain? How much do they sell for?
> Any info on this topic would be greatly appreciated. Thanx a bunch :)
We regulargly need some to purify myelin antigens. Why don't you just
strike a deal with the mortuarium/pathology dept. of the local hospital?
Just tell them you want it frozen/fixed/whatever immediately after
post-mortem exam and give you a call.
If you're looking for specialties (brains from specific disease victims),
contact your national neurological society; they usually know if there's a
brain respository in the country and how to get the 'stuff' you need.
> sadair at chat.carleton.ca
Guy Hermans, PhD student
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