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May 4, 1957

Notions de cytologie et histologie

JAMA. 1957;164(1):113. doi:10.1001/jama.1957.02980010115032

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This first edition in print is the successor to two editions in other forms prepared for students of zoology, of the medical sciences, and of natural science at the University of Liège. It deals primarily with the cytology and histology of the higher vertebrates. A general introduction describes some of the most important techniques and contains much interesting information about electron microscopy, phase-contrast microscopy, tissue-culture methods, histochemistry, histophotometry, differential centrifugation, and so on. The three major sections that follow are devoted to the cell, to the structure of tissues, and to the aggregation of cells into organs and systems.

The outstanding feature of the book is the abundance and magnificence of its illustrations. These include some especially instructive diagrams, many stained sections beautifully reproduced in color, and some striking electron micrographs. In many illustrations, unfortunately, the labeling imposes unnecessary strains on the eyesight and the patience of the student by

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