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May 25, 1984

Medical Histology: A Text-Atlas With Introductory Pathology

Author Affiliations

Hahnemann University School of Medicine Philadelphia

JAMA. 1984;251(20):2727. doi:10.1001/jama.1984.03340440083042

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Medical Histology is a beautiful and well-written labor of love geared to the needs of the medical student. The information has been assiduously selected and effectively presented for use in various curricula and as a reference text for physicians seeking review in microscopic anatomy. The positioning of pathology throughout the book and at the end is beneficial, but the book only offers a tempting glimpse of pathology rather than a thorough introduction.

The text is otherwise comprehensive and the graphic material is dazzling. There is an impressive amount of detailed artwork. Moreover, all illustrations—diagrams, light micrographs, and electron micrographs— are carefully coordinated to supplement each other. Transmission and scanning electron micrographs impart an almost three-dimensional perspective. Roentgenograms, an enlightening but unusual feature for a book of histology, are contained in the chapter on cartilage and bone. In addition to being highly informative, the text is frequently entertaining and contains swatches