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December 15, 1962

A textbook of histology

JAMA. 1962;182(11):1139. doi:10.1001/jama.1962.03050500071031

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The eighth edition of this book maintains the high standards set by preceding editions. Due to the rapidity with which the biological and medical worlds undergo change, it has been greatly rewritten, keeping pace with advances made in the fields of polarization microscopy, x-ray diffraction, autoradiography, immunohistological methodology, and physical and biochemical procedures for the analysis of such complex materials as collagen, nucleic acids, and myoglobin. The role of nucleic acids is especially significant to contemporary readers because of enhanced interest in genetics and in the control of the synthetic activities of cells. Various chapters have been revised, notably those dealing with cytoplasmic and nuclear constituents, electron microscopy, bone, muscle, glands, nerve, connective tissue, the retina, the male generative system, the thymus, pineal skin, kidney, blood, myeloid tissue, liver, stomach, and pancreas, to name an outstanding group. As a textbook addressed to students of medicine and biology, it is eminently