epidermal preps

John Hewitson john_hewitson at breathe.co.uk
Fri Jan 28 03:16:46 EST 2000

I too have found modern nail varnish less satisfactory than in 
yesteryear.  It seems more rubbery and therefore does not like being 
peeled off with forceps.

The trick I use with young students is to apply "sellotape" ("scotch 
tape" over the pond?) to the dried nail varnish and pull the varnish off 
with the tape.  The tape and impression can then be stuck to a micrsocope 

Dr. John Hewitson (Oundle School)
Bramston Garden Cottage, Oundle, Peterborough PE8 4BG UK
Phone and Fax +44 (0) 1832 272209
email john_hewitson at breathe.co.uk


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