Two flu researchers working at WHO World Influenza Centre at the MRC National Institute for Medical Research (NIMR) in Mill Hill, north London pipetting by mouth in the late 1960s.

The lab technicians, Vic Law and Sue Potts, are carrying out a haemagglutination inhibition test to identify different strains of flu virus. They’re using mouth pipettes to transfer saline from bottles into wells on a plate.

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    I cringe when my older coworkers tell me about their days of mouth pipetting specimens such as urine or semen 😷
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    :D glad they’re over… (& even more badasses mouth pipetting - awesome)
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    uhm no.
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