By Michael J Hogan, MD; Jorge A Albarado; Joan Esperson Weddell, illustrator. Price, $34. Pp 687, with 503 illustrations (200 slides available from publisher). WB Saunders Co, West Washington Square, Philadelphia 19105, 1971.
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A classic is born that will most likely become a standard reference and teaching text throughout the world. It is the result of a symbiosis between a distinguished clinician and pathologist, an excellent electron microscopist and a medical illustrator with a unique ability to represent tissue in three dimensions. The industry of assembling a textbook and atlas of this size is to be admired.
After an introductory chapter on cell structure, 11 chapters approach the human eye from the viewpoint of gross anatomy, physiology, biochemistry, embryology, light and electron microscopy. The photomicrographs are numerous, as if each was dear to the heart of the authors. The drawings by Weddell are themselves worth the purchase price of the book. The publisher has also made available a set of 200 35-mm slides of selected figures in the book.
The presentation is clear, logical, and few mistakes are present. The blend of
Worthen DM. Histology of the Human Eye. Arch Ophthalmol. 1972;88(2):234. doi:10.1001/archopht.1972.01000030236034
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