Lippincott's Pocket Histology

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Overview

Lippincott's Pocket Histology is a go-to reference, review and study tool for histology with a strong focus on high-yield topics and presentation. It presents the essential information needed for course and board exam review in a concise, quick-reference format with tables, full-color images, and bullet-point text. The book contains multiple features identifying the clinical significance of concepts, as well as mnemonics to aid in the retention of facts. An index of terms and color-coded systems organization provide easy access to histological facts. This pocket-sized reference intuits how students typically study for exams and provides highly distilled content in one easily portable source.

Features include:

  • An introductory section on the basic principles of histology to provide a concise overview of concepts
  • Clinically significant facts for practical application
  • Over 300 full-color photomicrographs
  • Tables, diagrams, and a complete index of terms for quick reference
  • Mnemonic memory aids
  • Histological look-a-likes and tips for distinguishing among them


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Editorial Reviews

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Reviewer: Joanna Goral, PhD (Midwestern University)
Description: Although small in size, this book in Lippincott's Pocket series for anatomical sciences offers a complete review of histology taught in graduate and professional health science programs.
Purpose: It is designed as a quick review and study guide of histology, presenting essential information and important clinical facts in preparation for course and board exams.
Audience: Students in medicine, dentistry, and other graduate and professional health science programs are the intended audience.
Features: Chapters describe basic tissue types and body systems. Each chapter has a short introduction followed by the presentation of histology in table format. Over 300 color photomicrographs are a part of the tables. Additional concepts, clinical significance, and learning aids such as mnemonics and analogies are also included.
Assessment: Despite the author's intention, the presentation of histology in a table format may not always streamline study and exam preparation. Bulleted text in narrow table columns often obfuscates the information. Labeled photomicrographs are also presented in table columns, with the result that they are very small and cannot provide much information about characteristics of cells or tissues. These same images, in significantly larger sizes, appear in other histology textbooks and are much more informative. In contrast, many figures that appear in "additional concept" sections are much larger, which may not be as important for mastering histology as the quality of photomicrographs. The writing style is sometimes awkward and some of the information is debatable or not completely accurate. In general, however, the presentation of histology is correct and this book can be used as a portable review guide in preparation for course or board exams.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781451176131
  • Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
  • Publication date: 8/23/2013
  • Series: Lippincott's Pocket Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 288
  • Sales rank: 951,012
  • Product dimensions: 4.30 (w) x 7.00 (h) x 0.50 (d)

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