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February 18, 1961

A Textbook of Histology

JAMA. 1961;175(7):637. doi:10.1001/jama.1961.03040070095041

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This is a book that should join the pillars of a student's library. It is a direct descendant of Cowdry's earlier volume, completely revised and rewritten. The concepts of cellular structure are elucidated under the light of an electron microscope, with discussions of intracellular substances, tissues, and organs. In conformance with usual teaching, the basic tissues are brought together in a single section beginning with a chapter on Epithelium and Glands. The final section relates to the structure of all organs, grouped according to systems. Photomicrographs have been added to the many illustrations retained from the fourth edition. An interesting feature is the visualization of ultramicroscopic structures, which gives great clarity and insight. Thus, the older but still acceptable concepts have been dressed up with the skills of technology.

The summaries for each chapter are colorful and exacting. No one will forget such graphic references as the "liver is the

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