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Ode to a pathologist or red and blue
  1. C E Connolly
  1. Correspondence to Charles Eugene Connolly, Department of Histopathology, University College Hospital and National University of Ireland, Galway, Ireland; charles.connolly{at}

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Red and blue

What a glorious hue

Fuscia in Connemara

Hydrangea in Kew.

But an H&E slide

What a wonderful view!

Radiology scans are like night and day.

Black and white and shades of grey

Roses are red, violets blue,

Pathologists have a rainbow view.

Red is good and blue is bad, …

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