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July 26, 1952

Handbook of Basic Microtechnique

JAMA. 1952;149(13):1261. doi:10.1001/jama.1952.02930300087047

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This is intended as a useful handbook for the student or technician faced with the problem of preparing animal or plant material for microscopic examination, and supplements Gray's "Handbook of Basic Microtechnique," a larger reference work now in preparation. It is an inexpensive book for quick consultation on microtechnical procedures. Part 1, devoted to materials and processes of slide making, has chapters on materials and equipment, fixation and fixatives, stains and staining, dehydrating and cleaning, mounts and mountants, making whole mounts, making smears, making sections, and cleaning, labeling, and storing slides. Part 2, devoted to specific examples of slide making, has 15 short chapters on the preparation of whole mounts, bacterial stains, and certain histological sections. This handbook meets its objectives in full and is recommended to students or technicians engaged in histological procedures.

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