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Increased interest is being focused on temporal bone histology and for this reason we were happy to review the monograph. Twenty-five years of experience qualifies this author to write such a book, and although his chief interest lies in the dental sciences, it in no way subtracts from the total application of the technical principles to any calcified tissues. The text is a short one, concise and well-written, mainly in a point by point form. The six sections covered include: "The Calcified Tissues;" "The Specimen," which clearly summarizes the old and new processing techniques; "Infiltrating and Embedding Media;" "Section Cutting," describing types of microtomes, knives, and sharpening; and "Staining," outlining principles and methods including a very good section on formulas and techniques.
The book is a very comprehensive presentation of histologic methods, the problems encountered, and, in most cases, solutions to the problems. Every phase of the process, from the
CLEMIS JD, CLARK B. The Preparation of Decalcified Sections. Arch Otolaryngol. 1967;85(3):348–349. doi:10.1001/archotol.1967.00760040350028
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