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March 1973

Ocular Histology: A Text and Atlas.

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Gainesville, Fla

Arch Ophthalmol. 1973;89(3):262. doi:10.1001/archopht.1973.01000040264028

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Drs. Fine and Yanoff have compiled a handy textbook and atlas on ocular histology to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the establishment of the Ophthalmic Pathology Laboratory at the Armed Forces Institute of Pathology.

The book is a fitting tribute as it presents in explicit terms the ocular histology as seen by light transmission and scanning electron microscopy. The use of drawings to emphasize cell structure and relationships makes it easier for the reader to understand some of the complex relationships recently found in ocular histology. A reasonable number of electron photomicrographs is included but only those necessary to illustrate the points being made in the text and those are amplified by the drawings.

The book begins with a description of electron microscopy, and covers the cell and extracellular materials, then moves on to the arrangement of cells in each tissue of the eye by subject heading. The book is

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