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METHOD. The mode of operating or the means of attaining an object.
     2. It has been questioned whether the method of making a thing can be patented. But it has been considered that a method or mode may be the subject of a patent, because, when the object of two patents or effects to be produced is essentially the same, they may both be valid, if the modes of attaining the desired effect are essentially different. Dav. Pat. Cas. 290; 2 B. & Ald. 350; 2 H. Bl. 492; 8 T. R. 106; 4 Burr. 2397; Gods. on Pat. 85; Perpigna, Manuel des Inventeurs, &c., c. 1, sect. 5, Sec. 1, p. 22.

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A comparative study on the reliability of the fluorescence microscopy and Ziehl-Neelsen method in the diagnosis of pulmonary tuberculosis.
Reduced detection of Ziehl-Neelsen method of acid-fast bacilli in sputum-samples preserved in cetylpyridinium chloride solution.
The slides were stained using the Ziehl-Neelsen method and the smears examined in oil immersion at 100 x.
The organism was nonmotile at 20[degrees]C and 37[degrees]C, and it stained red with the Stamp modification of the Ziehl-Neelsen method. The organism was identified as B.
Modified Ziehl-Neelsen Method (Acid-Fast Stain) according to WHO 2004 [4]