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November 27, 1915

A Text-Book of Histology.

JAMA. 1915;LXV(22):1938. doi:10.1001/jama.1915.02580220078039

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This textbook is a companion volume to the author's "Course in Normal Histology," to the illustrations in which the reader is constantly referred. Written by a man of real scientific eminence, with a creditable research record, the book has many unique features which should commend it to teachers. One notes with pleasure that the author recognizes the impossibility of giving any structural definition to which all cells will conform, and the necessity of correlating the information gained in different fields of inquiry. It is one of the few books in which an attempt is made to establish a relation between histology and gross anatomy, on the one hand, and between histology and physiology, on the other. The absence of adequate illustrations is not wholly a disadvantage, when we reflect that histologic study is always carried on in presence of the material, and when we remember the baneful influence on the

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