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April 15, 1939

A Textbook of Histology: Functional Significance of Cells and Intercellular Substances

JAMA. 1939;112(15):1531. doi:10.1001/jama.1939.02800150103030

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This edition has been enlarged by a hundred pages, and many new figures have been added. These should aid the student to understand more completely the sections he studies under the microscope. An introduction, partly historical, is intended to orient the students in their study. In various ways, such as directions for the examination of fresh tissues, the book has been improved for use as a laboratory guide. But these additions are not enough to make the study of histology easy for the average student. Freshman medical students probably need more explicit descriptions and guides than this textbook provides. This book should probably be supplemented in the laboratory by a small guide, such as Schaffer's. The great importance of the book, however, is that it heralds a new era in medical textbooks. It is a pioneer of the textbooks of the future. The author attempts (1) to present the subject

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