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December 2, 1944

Photomicrography in Theory and Practice

JAMA. 1944;126(14):927. doi:10.1001/jama.1944.02850490061031

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This volume can be included in the few authoritative books on photomicrography. The subject is discussed in simple phraseology, and wherever possible diagrams or photographs are used to illustrate a given point more clearly. Several excellent examples of photomicrography are found throughout the text. Chapter 1 deals with the mechanics of the microscope, a clear understanding of which is so essential to successful photomicrography. Other chapters deal with adjustments and various technics relating to the microscope and the illuminating system, the preparation of the specimen, cameras, photographic technic and other aspects. Of especial value to the teacher of this subject is the list of practical questions which follow all but two chapters.

It is a matter of regret that a chapter on color photomicrography was not included in this volume, since in recent years there has been such great improvement in color photographic processes. The author acknowledges the omission of

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