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December 17, 1892

Medical Microscopy. A Guide to the use of the Microscope in Medical Practice.

JAMA. 1892;XIX(25):734. doi:10.1001/jama.1892.02420250028010

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This book attempts to give an account of the microscope and the optical laws that govern it, (p. 30), the microtome and its construction (p. 10), and the various methods of hardening and decalcifying (p. 12), of imbedding (p. 9), cutting (p. 11), staining (p. 35), and many other technological methods. The antiquated methods recommended astonish one and give us little hope for better work in the future from those who use this book as a guide. It seems astonishing that at this time no better, simpler, or more practical recommendations can be made to the physician than those here set forth. The most valuable part of the work consists in the pages devoted to the microscopical examination of clinical material for diagnostic purposes. In this part of the work there are a few not very good illustrations, and a fair amount of well arranged instruction and advice. A chapter

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