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Altmann's fixation

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A special tissue fixation method using Altmann’s solution for demonstrating mitochondria (Altmann-Schridde granules).


  • Bernfried Leiber and Theodor Olbert:
    Die klinischen Eponyme. Medizinische Eigennamenbegriffe in Klinik und Praxis.
    Urban & Schwarzenberg. München-Berlin-Wien 1968.
  • Pat Forbis and Susan L. Bartolucci:
    Stedman's Medical Eponyms.
    Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1998.

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