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Hyaline cartilage, H&E stain.
Though the photo’s not part of the trachea, the first time I saw this was in a section of trachea. I immediately had one of those trainwreck moments. “Euuuugh, it’s like thousands of eyes staring back at me this is so gross thisistheworstpartofhistoever!” but never managed to look away. I got over it quickly enough. There are worse things in histo, like 4AM shifts (I can do mornings, just not that kind of morning). Plus you don’t even really use your microanatomy in the end.
Trichinella spiralis encysting in some muscle with a routine H&E stain.
When doing Ova and Parasites, patients fill out a history form for us. Either many seem to think it is a joke or our form is not very good. One time, someone put “Narnia” as their last travel destination. And for the yes/no question of “known carrier?”, people like to write, “Air Canada”. Although these botched forms are not useful, I still enjoy reading them.