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October 13, 1951

Electron Microscopic Histology of the Heart: An Application of Electron-Microscopic Research to Physiology.

JAMA. 1951;147(7):705. doi:10.1001/jama.1951.03670240089035

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This booklet is actually a reprint of three papers previously published in the Journal of Experimental Medicine and Surgery. The limitations and errors inherent in this method are discussed at length. It is pointed out that considerable work is necessary before the electron microscope becomes a practical tool in the field of cardiac research. However, the author believes that this technique will eventually be of value in the fields of physiology, pharmacology, and pathology. The book is profusely illustrated with photomicrographs of various elements of the heart and blood of the mouse. The observations contained in this book are at best only preliminary, so that no conclusions can be reached from these data. This booklet appears to have been published prematurely. The author should have waited until he had more conclusive data to present. This book is of no value to the practicing physician. It might be of some interest

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