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November 24, 1969

Tissue Repair

Author Affiliations

University of North Carolina Chapel Hill


by R. M. H. McMinn, 432 pp, with illus, $23.50, New York: Academic Press, Inc., 1969.

JAMA. 1969;210(8):1595. doi:10.1001/jama.1969.03160340203044

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The author has succeeded well in producing a basic introductory text on tissue repair and regeneration. On most subjects he provides a short historical review, but the main emphasis is on recent studies and discoveries. He gives the two or more views on debatable subjects and points out areas where present knowledge is insufficient to reach a conclusion. The text is excellent, except for a few instances where his brevity leads almost to cryptography.

The excellent illustrations range from diagrammatic sketches to electron micrographs. The large bibliography contains pertinent non-English references, although the majority are of United Kingdom or US origin. The author index alone occupies 34 pages.

The contents of the 12 chapters vary in quality and quantity, dependent to a large extent upon the published work available on a subject. However, the author is also responsible for some unevenness. The material on the testes occupies only one page