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September 24, 1938

A Textbook of Histology

JAMA. 1938;111(13):1238. doi:10.1001/jama.1938.02790390094040

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The late Professor Maximow had begun before his death a textbook of histology, which was completed by Bloom in 1930 and which was so successful that a second edition appeared in 1934. Continued advances in histology necessitated an extensive revision for the third edition. Prof. C. Judson Herrick, who wrote the chapters on the nervous tissues for the previous editions, is replaced by Prof. Stephen Polyak. It is almost impossible to express adequately the fine organization and beautiful illustration of this textbook. Although of course it would be thoroughly inadvisable for a medical student to study histology without actually seeing the tissues under the microscope, if the latter were impossible the book is so profusely illustrated that a student could get, by studying it alone, a remarkable mental picture of the microscopic appearance of tissues. The attempt to avoid most controversial issues while keeping the book abreast of the advances

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