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Overview

This best-selling atlas contains over 900 images and illustrations to help you learn and review the microstructure of human tissues. The book starts with a section on general cell structure and replication. Basic tissue types are covered in the following section, and the third section presents the microstructures of each of the major body systems. The highest -quality color light micrographs and electron micrograph images are accompanied by concise text and captions which explain the appearance, function, and clinical significance of each image. The accompanying website lets you view all the images from the atlas with a "virtual microscope", allowing you to view the image at a variety of pre-set magnifications.

• Includes access to website containing book images and additional material, extra illustrations, self tests, and more.

• Utilizes "virtual microscope" function on the website, allowing you to see images first in low-powered and then in high powered magnification.

• Incorporates new information on histology of bone marrow, male reproductive system, respiratory system, pancreas, blood, cartilage, muscle types, staining methods, and more.

• Uses Color coding at the side of each page to make it easier to access information quickly and efficiently.

• Includes access to www.studentconsult.com — where you'll find the complete text and illustrations of the book online, fully searchable · "Integration Links" to bonus content in other STUDENT CONSULT titles · 300 new USMLE-style review questions, with answers and rationales · content clipping for handheld devices · an interactive community center with a wealth of additional resources · and much more!

This best-selling atlas contains over 900 images and illustrations to help you learn and review the microstructure of human tissues. The book starts with a section on general cell structure and replication. Basic tissue types are covered in the following section, and the third section presents the microstructures of each of the major body systems. The highest -quality color light micrographs and electron micrograph images are accompanied by concise text and captions which explain the appearance, function, and clinical significance of each image. The accompanying website lets you view all the images from the atlas with a "virtual microscope", allowing you to view the image at a variety of pre-set magnifications.

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Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"This is an excellent book that should be used by everyone starting to learn histology. It is superbly simple and colourful with informative diagrams that are clearly labelled! This book makes histology enjoyable: much better than staring for hours on end down a microscope and not knowing what you are looking at! I like the way it divides the sections into the different body systems. The index is very useful. High-quality illustrations are provided in this book and the printing quality is excellent. I will happily recommend it to all science and medical students!"
BMA Awards 2007
“…concise relevant text with excellent photographs, excellently reproduced…Wheater’s remains an excellent book and is highly recommended.”
Professor JA Lee, ACP News
Alvin Telser
This is a fourth edition color atlas of histology. The third edition was published in 1993. The editors' intent is to provide current thinking, insights, and interpretations about histology with an emphasis on functional aspects of this topic. These are worthy objectives and are very nicely attained. The book is written for beginning students of histology, and as such it is well written and illustrated to serve that audience. The editors are experts in histology. The standard topics in histology are covered in a classical approach, which is highly appropriate. There are a number of places where the editors redefine some classical concepts, most of which are valid, although some of these redefinitions may be controversial to other experts. A CD-ROM with all the images included in the text is included; the images can be exported to other applications or made into a slide show of their own for use in a lecture setting. This is a distinct improvement over the third edition. It is much more up-to-date, contains a number of new and better images, is well written, and includes a high quality CD-ROM. With this edition the editors move the book much more in the direction of a textbook of histology than the earlier ones. As such, it is not quite up to the standards of major histology texts such as Fawcett's Bloom and Fawcett: Concise Histology (Chapman & Hall, 1997), or Ross' Histology: A Text and Atlas, 3rd Edition (Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 1995). As an atlas it is as good as some -- Berman's Color Atlas of Basic Histology, 2nd Edition (Appleton & Lange, 1998) or Gartner's Color Atlas of Histology, 3rd Edition (LippincottWilliams & Wilkins, 2000), but it is not as good as Kerr's Atlas of Functional Histology (Mosby, 1999).
Doody's Review Service
Reviewer: Alvin Telser, PhD (Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine)
Description: This is a fourth edition color atlas of histology. The third edition was published in 1993.
Purpose: The editors' intent is to provide current thinking, insights, and interpretations about histology with an emphasis on functional aspects of this topic. These are worthy objectives and are very nicely attained.
Audience: The book is written for beginning students of histology, and as such it is well written and illustrated to serve that audience. The editors are experts in histology.
Features: The standard topics in histology are covered in a classical approach, which is highly appropriate. There are a number of places where the editors redefine some classical concepts, most of which are valid, although some of these redefinitions may be controversial to other experts. A CD-ROM with all the images included in the text is included; the images can be exported to other applications or made into a slide show of their own for use in a lecture setting.
Assessment: This is a distinct improvement over the third edition. It is much more up-to-date, contains a number of new and better images, is well written, and includes a high quality CD-ROM. With this edition the editors move the book much more in the direction of a textbook of histology than the earlier ones. As such, it is not quite up to the standards of major histology texts such as Fawcett's Bloom and Fawcett: Concise Histology (Chapman & Hall, 1997), or Ross' Histology: A Text and Atlas, 3rd Edition (Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 1995). As an atlas it is as good as some — Berman's Color Atlas of Basic Histology, 2nd Edition (Appleton & Lange, 1998) or Gartner's Color Atlas of Histology, 3rd Edition (Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2000), but it is not as good as Kerr's Atlas of Functional Histology (Mosby, 1999).

3 Stars from Doody
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780443068508
  • Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
  • Publication date: 3/14/2006
  • Edition description: Text and Color Atlas
  • Edition number: 5
  • Pages: 448
  • Sales rank: 1,242,590
  • Product dimensions: 8.30 (w) x 11.60 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Table of Contents

Part 1 – The Cell

1. Cell structure and function

2. Cell cycle and repetition

Part 2 – Basic Tissue Types

3. Blood
4. Supporting/connective tissues

5. Epithelial tissues

6. Muscle

7. Nervous tissues

Part 3 – Organ systems

8. Circulatory system

9. Skin

10. Skeletal tissues

11. Immune system

12. Respiratory system

13. Oral tissues

14. Gastrointestinal tract

15. Liver and pancreas

16. Urinary system

17. The endocrine glands

18. Male reproductive system

19. Female reproductive system

20. Central nervous system

21. Special sense organs

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 10, 2009

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    Ok for a reference

    This book is filled with histological slides, which are helpful, but not always described completely. Nice large pictures and diagrams with captions underneath.

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  • Posted July 25, 2009

    more from this reviewer

    Not very good for understanding.

    If you're looking for a many-picture-of-histology textbook,this one is ok(however,in my opinion,some units of it still haven't had enough pictures), but for understanding the system and its working, Histology and Cell Biology by Abraham L Kierszenbaum is much more better. My university friends mostly use Wheater, but when I read Abraham, I felt like I was tricked to buy this one.

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