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February 12, 1921

Laboratory Course in Histology.

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By Adolph Elwyn, A.M., Assistant Professor of Anatomy, College of Physicians and Surgeons, Columbia University, and Oliver S. Strong, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Neurology, College of Physicians and Surgeons, Columbia University. Cloth. Price, $2.50. Pp. 235. New York: Physicians and Surgeons Book Company, 1920.

JAMA. 1921;76(7):472. doi:10.1001/jama.1921.02630070054041

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This little manual, of 118 blank and 118 printed pages, represents the laboratory instructions already tried out in the course in histology at Columbia University. The blank pages are to permit modification or amplification of any part of the course, being intended for notes regarding supplemental material, either fresh or in special preparations, introduced by instructors. The printed pages contain directions for study of the sections issued to the classes at Columbia, with only enough description to secure proper orientation— the amount being necessarily greater in the part of the book devoted to the nervous system (sixty-three pages). The student's attention is guided and directed, but he is not told what he sees; rather, he is asked to see for himself, the idea evidently being that the power of seeing for himself is useful and necessary in a physician, that it merits cultivation, and that it is more worth having