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October 7, 1950


JAMA. 1950;144(6):508. doi:10.1001/jama.1950.02920060070046

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This is an excellent new textbook. Dr. Ham's training has included pathology as well as strict histology. The book should prove useful to students of both subjects. Much new material is presented. Those interested in the evolution of the study of tissues will welcome the inclusion of histochemical findings. The standard discussion of histology is not overlooked.

After a preliminary description of technics of tissue study, the author presents a valuable section on the interpretation of microscopic appearances. The subject matter in the body of the book follows standard patterns—cells, tissues and organs. There is the interesting innovation of distributing space to various tissues according to the frequency of their diseases. For example, the connective tissues receive special emphasis because of the importance of the degenerative diseases and cell division because of cancer. Edema has a discussion seldom bettered in pathology text books.

The book is well produced. Photomicrographs, drawings

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