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October 6, 1951

Lehrbuch der Histologie und der mikroskopischen Anatomie des Menschen.

JAMA. 1951;147(6):614. doi:10.1001/jama.1951.03670230080037

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This textbook on histology presents in a relatively small space a wealth of information, comparable to that found in the standard American textbook. The material is well-organized, and the style is clear. References are omitted. There is a large number of excellent illustrations, partly photomicrographs and mostly drawings, many in color. The great majority of the illustrations are original, with the exception of the useful three-dimensional drawings of Braus, which assist greatly in the plastic understanding of the topographic relations. However, not only the illustrations should make this new German textbook interesting to the American reader, but also the extensive discussion that the nervous system and especially the peripheral nervous system and the terminal nerves in the various parenchymal organs receive. These aspects are especially well-illustrated. This emphasis on the nervous system is not surprising, in view of the great interest that the autonomic nervous system and its abnormalities are

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