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The ground usually covered by textbooks of histology is presented in the form of a crisp enumeration of the essential facts. The order of presentation is the cell, certain methods used in routine histologic procedures, the elementary tissues, the circulatory apparatus, skeletal and muscular tissues, the skin, the nervous system (brief), sense organs, the gastrointestinal tract, the respiratory system, the serous membranes, the endocrine organs, and the excretory and genital organs. It is not a quiz compend to prepare the student for the identification of organs and tissues with minimal effort but is an account of minute anatomy from the physiologic point of view "following the tradition of German culture." The tone is highly dogmatic and there is no suggestion that anything still remains to be done in the field. It appears to be intended as a summary of more or less well established "facts" to be used in connection
Grundriss der Histologie und mikroskopischen Anatomie des Menschen: Biologie der mikroskopischen Grössenordnung. JAMA. 1937;108(15):1293. doi:10.1001/jama.1937.02780150067028
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