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December 5, 1936

The Microscope

JAMA. 1936;107(23):1916. doi:10.1001/jama.1936.02770490070034

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This is a storehouse of information concerning the principles of the microscope and directions for using it, the methods of preparing tissues for study and the newer and more fundamental methods in microscopy. The darkfield microscope is fully treated. This edition has a new chapter on the ultraviolet microscope, which the previous editions did not have. The ultraviolet microscope is an instrument in which small objects may be submitted to the action of ultraviolet radiation and the results observed. There must be available, therefore, some abundant source of ultraviolet such as the carbon arc or the high pressure mercury arc in a quartz tube, and certain other especially designed equipment. This entire edition has been reset and the material generally revised and rearranged. The book was first published twenty-eight years ago; happily the author has lived to revise the present edition and has been assisted by his son, whom he

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