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October 27, 1962

Electron Microscopy; a Textbook for Students of Medicine and Biology

JAMA. 1962;182(4):505. doi:10.1001/jama.1962.03050430179038

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Dr. Causey, professor of anatomy at the University of London, has written a much-needed textbook of ultrahistology. Much has been written in the past decade on the ultrastructure of all types of cells, tissues, and organs, but the material is widely dispersed through journals of microscopy, ultramicroscopy, and anatomy. Dr. Causey has compiled this material into a single text.

The most important feature of such a text, of course, is its illustrations. There are 160 drawings and electron micrographs, most of which are the author's original work. The micrographs are not of the highest quality, but are adequate. The 2 initial chapters discuss the theory of the electron microscope and specimen preparation. The third describes the ultrastructure of the cell and its organelles. Each of the remaining 9 chapters discusses a major organ system. The bibliography is lean, as the author makes no effort to include more than a few

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