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December 9, 1950

A Histology of the Body Tissues with a Consideration of Their Functions

JAMA. 1950;144(15):1321. doi:10.1001/jama.1950.02920150095044

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This small textbook is written primarily for students of physical therapy and physical education and is meant to bridge the gap between anatomy and physiology. The descriptions of cells and tissues are lucid and easy to follow. The text is well illustrated by drawings which are simplified representations of microscopic sections. The vocabulary is extensive for an elementary text, and some terms are used rather loosely; for example, the author refers to the lining of Bowman's capsule as squamous epithelium.

The scope of the book is limited to an introductory chapter on the anatomy and physiology of a typical animal cell, with the amoeba as prototype, followed by chapters on the preparation of tissues, surface and lining tissues, connective and supporting tissues, cartilage and bone, blood and tissue fluids, muscle tissue and the nerve tissues. The introductory chapter is particularly good, as is the brief description of the preparation of

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