By Aram A. Krajian, Sc.D., and R. B. H. Gradwohl, M.D., Pathologist to Christian Hospital, St. Louis. Second edition. Cloth. $6.75. Pp. 362, with 138 illustrations. C. V. Mosby Company, 3207 Washington Blvd., St. Louis 3, 1952.
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This technical manual is the second edition of a practical book devoted to histological technique. In general, the practical aspects are emphasized in favor of theoretical considerations. Many useful hints, but few references, are given. Pitfalls are well pointed out on the basis of the experience of practitioners of the laboratory. All methods or modifications have been tried out, and original methods, not given anywhere else, are frequently presented. There is a large number of illustrations, many of them useful in illustrating the results of staining. Some are possibly superfluous, such as the illustrations of standard equipment, found readily in any catalogue. The frozen section methods receive much emphasis. The autotechnicon technique is described in detail. Some methods of exfoliative cytology find a good discussion. A valuable chapter deals with the use of the microtome. The body of the book contains all the standard information, and often several methods are
Histopathological Technic Including a Discussion of Botanical Microtechnic.. JAMA. 1952;150(10):1055. doi:10.1001/jama.1952.03680100097040