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December 17, 1892

The Essentials of Histology, Descriptive and Practical. For the use of Students.

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By E. A. Schafer, F.R.S., etc. Third edition, revised and enlarged. Illustrated by more than 300 figures, many of which are new. Octavo, pp. 302. Philadelphia: Lea Brothers & Co. 1892.

JAMA. 1892;XIX(25):734. doi:10.1001/jama.1892.02420250028011

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This beautiful book from the Glasgow University press is a valuable addition to our literature on this subject. It unfortunately does not maintain all the good qualities of the Section on Histology of Quain's Anatomy, by the same author. It must, however, be looked upon as one of the most complete manuals for class-room instruction, which we have at the present time. The arrangement of the course is admirable, and it is well adapted to a systematic laboratory course, with a live teacher. The amount of illustrations makes it possible to use it as a work of reference in a small way. The histological methods recommended are not of the most simple and uniform character. We believe that it would be a great improvement to have more simple and yet full and useful technological methods recommended. This book savors too much of the "shorter course in" series, but it has

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