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March 23, 1940

Human Histology: A Guide for Medical Students

JAMA. 1940;114(12):1105. doi:10.1001/jama.1940.02810120077041

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The main purpose of this book is to familiarize the student with the subject matter so as to ensure passing examinations as well as to provide a companion textbook for pathology. The main body of the text is scanty and exceedingly didactic. More than a fourth of the volume is concerned with the nervous system and the organs of special sense. At the end of each of the twenty-one chapters there are instructions for practical exercises on the work covered. The material used for the illustrations is mainly human and many of the photographs are of low magnification. In many of these as well as in those of higher magnification the original necropsy material is so autolyzed that normal relations and structures are destroyed. Though published within the past year, the short discussions of function following some of the chapters contain antiquated ideas. As a textbook of histology it does

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