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April 22, 1939

Pathological Technique: A Practical Manual for Workers in Pathological Histology Including Directions for the Performance of Autopsies and for Microphotography

JAMA. 1939;112(16):1632. doi:10.1001/jama.1939.02800160096037

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Little fault can be found with this small work on the methods for staining and handling tissues removed from the body for further study. Everything in the book has been accepted as proper technic in most of the country's major laboratories. This is merely intended to be a compend of accepted practical technics and as such is little concerned with theory or complicated methods. The results to be expected from each stain are listed at the end of each description of method. The descriptions are highly practical, are listed in outline form and are sufficiently complete. The portion on rapid frozen section technic is too brief, since such cursory dismissal does not permit description of modern technic highly useful to the surgical pathologist. However, this volume seems aimed at the postmortem laboratory and as such a fairly complete treatise on necropsy procedure is presented. There are some tables and a

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