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March 28, 1903

VON DER NERVENZELLE UND DER ZELLE IM ALLGEMEINEN. Von Paul Kronthal. Mit 6 chromolithographischen, 3 heliographischen Tafeln und 27 Figuren im Text.

JAMA. 1903;XL(13):864-865. doi:10.1001/jama.1903.02490130048019

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When this book of nearly 300 pages, dealing with one of the most absorbing topics of the period and illustrated liberally with heliographic and chromolithographic plates, came to us we hoped much from it and, on opening it, began its perusal with a certain degree of eagerness. An appetite already keen was further whetted by a caviar which the author provides, an introductory essay on methods, in which the theories of tissue-fixation and staining are discussed. The writer's apparent familiarity with some of the more recent theories of the structure of protoplasm, including that which looks on it as essentially a colloidal solution, his acquaintance with the fundamental researches of A. Fischer concerning the effects of the fixation-agents in common employ, his references to Gierke's views on the chemistry of staining processes and to O. N. Witts' hypothesis concerning the relation of the staining to the formation of so-called "solid

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