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January 26, 1946

Essentials of Histology

JAMA. 1946;130(4):246. doi:10.1001/jama.1946.02870040062026

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This book was originally published as Hoskins and Bevelander's Outline of Histology. Its purpose is to describe for the student the most important morphologic characteristics of the tissues and organs, leaving to the individual teacher the task of building on this foundation "such superstructure of detail and theoretical material as the conditions of his course permit." The result is simply an enumeration of morphologic data. Lacking are the functional correlations and developmental relationships which make the material come to life. Whether or not such a book fulfils a need depends on the character of the course in histology. In general, for medical students, more will be required. Certain improvements have been made in the original Outline of Histology. The illustrations are better and are labeled in more detail; several new ones have been added. The section on dental histology, which constituted the whole second part of the outline, has been

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