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1/ Do you know who this man is? 🧵

He’s Fredrick W Mott, an English 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿surgeon who identified cells with multiple spherical inclusions packed in their cytoplasm in the brains of monkeys with trypanosomiasis.
2/ In the early 1900s, he identified them as plasma cells in inflammation and called them morular cells (Latin morus=mulberry). He was later given the honour of having these cells named after him.

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3/ It was actually William Russell, a Scottish 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿physician before Mott, who recognised these inclusions contain immunoglobulin. The individual cytoplasmic inclusions (Russell body) are hence named after him.

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Too many patients to see and short staffed. Solution - I'm going to pod bad jokes to the lab to cheer myself up. #MemeReg #medtwitter #TeamNightShift #cheese
And so it begins....
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Today's shift has been a rollacoaster of emotions which ended in a very sombre yet stark reminder of the importance of team work,effective communication & most importantly the value of life.#biomedicalscientist #pathology #NHS #Haematology #transfusion @IBMScience

I started my late shift today at 12pm, I am a Biomedical scientist and I work in the haematology and transfusion laboratories at a busy urban general hospital. I started in the haem dept helping process full blood counts, reviewing results & running countless add on tests.
This is normal for a busy large hospital. I was then asked to pop into the transfusion lab to review my training for manual crossmatches which has now been approved to carry out on analysers. I get as far as starting my crossmatch at 2.15pm, where upon I get a call from
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