Books, Journals, New Media Section Editor: Harriet
S. Meyer, MD, Contributing Editor, JAMA; David H. Morse, MS, University
of Southern California, Norris Medical Library, Journal Review Editor.
The two CD-ROMs that comprise Histology contain
images from glass slides used for the histology course at the Keck School
of Medicine of the University of Southern California (USC). The authors note,
"In the study of histology, students have traditionally used microscopes to
study specimens on glass slides. Here we have attempted to recreate the look
and feel of a microscope in a digital format."
Slides are organized in traditional fashion by tissue type and organ
system. The first CD includes "Cells and Tissues," "Immune System," and "Skeletal
Tissues." The second CD has slides of the endocrine, cardiovascular, respiratory,
renal, and reproductive systems, the skin, and the liver and gastrointestinal
Kornstein MJ. HistologyHistology. JAMA. 2003;289(13):1707. doi:10.1001/jama.289.13.1707-a