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December 19, 1885

The Use of the Microscope in Clinical and Pathological Examinations.

JAMA. 1885;V(25):700. doi:10.1001/jama.1885.02391240028009

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This is one of the best books of the kind. Its descriptions are short, detailed and accurate. It does not pretend to cover the field of pathology, but tells how to use the microscope and its various accessories, such as mounting materials and staining reagents, for clinical examination particularly.

The chapters upon microscopic accessories and reagents are good, for they give details which are of importance to students, and especially beginners, and are often omitted from other text-books. At the same time descriptions of complicated accessories which are often described in such works are omitted here, and with advantage, for they are usually useless to those who devote themselves wholly to clinical and ordinary pathological work.

A short chapter is devoted to the "Observation of Living Tissues," and one still shorter to an " Examination of the Solid Elements of the Body." "The Examination of Fluids" is treated of at length,

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