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Re: [IP] Diabetes Breakthrough?



Oh, yeah...don't forget the amniocentesis needles.  Those are 
approximately 6 inches long, too.  Denise Bricher

Sarah Dowdell wrote:
 > <<<Did anyone see the History Channel program on Howard Hughes? They said
that
> at his autopsy they xrayed him and he had 3-4 needles in his arm. But on the
> xray the needles looked like they were about 3 inches long! Are there needles
> that long?  it didn't look right to me.>>>
>
> Yes they do make needles that long, however you're not likely to get them for
> typical medical reasons.  I use them all the time in lab (I'm a research
> chemist--we often use syringes and needles to transfer liquid chemical
> reagents).  I've seen needles that were 6 inches or longer.  I routinely use
> the 2 inch length and 4 inch length, depending on what I need to transfer.
> Though why anyone would have 3-4 imbedded in their arm is an entirely
> different issue all together. . .
>
> Sarah, dx'92, pumping'00
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