June 15, 1963

An atlas of ultrastructure.

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By Johannes A. G. Rhodin. 222 p. $10. W. B. Saunders Co., W Washington Sq, Philadelphia 5, 1963

JAMA. 1963;184(11):906. doi:10.1001/jama.1963.03700240098033

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In the past twenty years or so electronmicroscopy has opened up new vistas for research that recall the great scientific activity that took place more than a century ago when the light microscope first began to prove itself. The techniques and interpretations of electronmicroscopy have brought into being a whole new vocabulary, not too easy for the uninitiated to understand.

The present volume is intended not for the electronmicroscopist who is constantly immersed in the study of ultrastructure, but rather for the student or researcher, the clinician or pathologist, who has occasion to refer to electronmicrograms and who needs a guide in his observations. The atlas does not try to replace, but only to supplement, the ordinary histology texts and to provide a knowledge of ultrastructure to those who already have some knowledge of histology.

Most of the tissues studied are those of the mouse. The author presents first a

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