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February 21, 1959

The Practical Use of the Microscope Including Photomicrography

JAMA. 1959;169(8):895-896. doi:10.1001/jama.1959.03000250113031

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The title of this volume gives an accurate description of its content, since the author has succeeded in making this book on microscopes practical from the standpoint of both the proper use of the various instruments on the market and their limitations. Constructive criticisms of instruments and their limitations is desirable in any publication describing different types of equipment, provided it is done impartially and adequately. The author has organized the book to start with the simple and proceed to the complex aspects of the subject so that it may be of value to the beginner as well as to the more advanced reader. A brief introduction on the evolution of the microscope is followed by 11 chapters on the various classes or types of microscopes. These include simple and compound microscopes, binocular and wide field binocular microscopes, comparison, fluorescence, electron, phase contrast, and polarizing microscopes, near ultraviolet, ultraviolet, and

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