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Should eye protection be worn when performing necropsies?
  1. A D Bull,
  2. J Channer,
  3. S S Cross,
  4. R D Start,
  5. A Kennedy
  1. Department of Histopathology, Northern General Hospital, Sheffield.


    One hundred necropsies were performed by four junior pathologists wearing safety spectacles. The number of blood splashes on the spectacle surfaces were counted after each necropsy. Splashes were found after 22 necropsies (range 10-34%), with higher numbers being seen among the more junior grades of pathologist. This suggests that the use of safety spectacles should be considered by all pathologists performing necropsies.

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