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Overview

Now it its Fifth Edition, this best-selling text and atlas is the perfect text for medical, health professions, and undergraduate biology students. It combines a detailed textbook that emphasizes clinical and functional correlates of histology with a beautifully illustrated atlas featuring full-color digital micrographs of the highest quality.

This edition includes over 100 new illustrations, more Clinical Correlation boxes on the histology of common medical conditions, and new information on the molecular biology of endothelial cell function. Terminology throughout the text is consistent with Terminologia Anatomica.

A powerful interactive histology atlas CD-ROM for students is included with the book and features all of the plates found in the text with interactive functionality.

The book contains predominantly color illustrations, with some black-and-white illustrations.

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Reviewer: Alvin Telser, PhD (Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine)
Description: This is the third edition of a basic text/atlas in a core discipline in all medical/dental first year curricula as well as some undergraduate curricula. The second edition was published in 1989.
Purpose: The book is intended for beginning students of histology; this new edition incorporates certain modifications intended to encourage students to approach the subject matter in a more independent way. These are worthwhile goals, and the text accomplishes them admirably.
Audience: The primary audience for the book is the beginning student of histology. It would also be a useful reference source for more advanced medical students and any practicing physician who may need or wish to be apprised of current histological information. The authors are recognized experts in the field.
Features: Illustrations are absolutely central to such a text/atlas, and this text has a large number of very high quality tables, diagrams, and exceptional light micrographs and electron micrographs. The table of contents and especially the index are thorough. As a basic text there are no references to other texts or the primary literature, an acceptable practice for a basic textbook. The text uses boxed-in areas for material of special or more advanced interest. Also, the layout changes in the pages facing the atlas plates are a useful and significant improvement; the layout makes it easier to relate to the figure being described. The only drawback is the soft cover, which makes the book less durable.
Assessment: This is an excellent up-to-date text/atlas of histology. Libraries and bookstores should stock this book; students should own their own copy. The new edition contains much new information and many new figures. The writing style and readability are significantly improved from the earlier very good second edition. The book is well worth having.
Alvin Telser
This is the third edition of a basic text/atlas in a core discipline in all medical/dental first year curricula as well as some undergraduate curricula. The second edition was published in 1989. The book is intended for beginning students of histology; this new edition incorporates certain modifications intended to encourage students to approach the subject matter in a more independent way. These are worthwhile goals, and the text accomplishes them admirably. The primary audience for the book is the beginning student of histology. It would also be a useful reference source for more advanced medical students and any practicing physician who may need or wish to be apprised of current histological information. The authors are recognized experts in the field. Illustrations are absolutely central to such a text/atlas, and this text has a large number of very high quality tables, diagrams, and exceptional light micrographs and electron micrographs. The table of contents and especially the index are thorough. As a basic text there are no references to other texts or the primary literature, an acceptable practice for a basic textbook. The text uses boxed-in areas for material of special or more advanced interest. Also, the layout changes in the pages facing the atlas plates are a useful and significant improvement; the layout makes it easier to relate to the figure being described. The only drawback is the soft cover which, makes the book less durable. This is an excellent up-to-date text/atlas of histology. Libraries and bookstores should stock this book; students should own their own copy. The new edition contains much new information and many new figures. The writing style andreadability are significantly improved from the earlier very good second edition. The book is well worth having.
Booknews
An histology text noteworthy for its unusually large selection of photomicrographs. This substantially revised edition (second was 1989) features updated information on cell and molecular biology, more color photomicrographs with improved correlation to the text, and increased emphasis on concepts that relate structure to function. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780683073690
  • Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
  • Publication date: 1/1/1995
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 823

Table of Contents

Preface
Acknowledgments
1 Methods 2
2 The Cell 18
3 Tissues: Concept and Classification 78
4 Epithelial Tissue 86
5 Connective Tissue 126
6 Adipose Tissue 156
7 Cartilage 164
8 Bone 180
9 Blood 214
10 Muscle Tissue 246
11 Nerve Tissue 282
12 Cardiovascular System 326
13 Lymphatic System 356
14 Integumentary System 400
15 Digestive System I: Oral Cavity and Associated Structures 434
16 Digestive System II: Esophagus and Gastrointestinal Tract 474
17 Digestive System III: Liver, Gallbladder, and Pancreas 532
18 Respiratory System 568
19 Urinary System 602
20 Endocrine Organs 642
21 Male Reproductive System 682
22 Female Reproductive System 726
23 Eye 788
24 Ear 820
Index 843
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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 16, 1999

    'Quincy Jones - eat your heart out '

    This book is very concise and has a easy to follow illustrations. The material is condensed yet dosen't miss a beat on the essential information needed to identify tissues.

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