Saturday, September 24, 2011

No Conservator Can Live Without Spit

"We all know the virtues of spit cleaning. Spit is warm, when fresh, and highly polar. It is also pH and ionic strength balanced and contains amylase, the starch-"eating" enzyme. No conservator could live without spit, no matter how embarrassing it is in a report."

- Chris Stavroudis and Sharon Blank, "Solvents and Sensibility"