Romanowsky staining, the Romanowsky effect and thoughts on the question of scientific priority

@article{Bezrukov2017RomanowskyST,
  title={Romanowsky staining, the Romanowsky effect and thoughts on the question of scientific priority},
  author={A. G. Bezrukov},
  journal={Biotechnic \& Histochemistry},
  year={2017},
  volume={92},
  pages={29 - 35}
}
  • A. Bezrukov
  • Published 2 January 2017
  • Biology
  • Biotechnic & Histochemistry
Abstract I give an historical account and analysis of the scientific priority of the discovery of the polychrome staining of microscopic biological preparations provided by mixtures of eosin plus methylene blue and its derivatives, especially azure B. I maintain that both the formal priority for the discovery of the polychrome staining phenomenon and credit for initiating the development of a technique of polychrome staining properly belong to D. L. Romanowsky. His scientific work demonstrated… 
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