By Richard C. Holcomb, M.D., F.A.C.S., Captain, Medical Corps, U. S. Navy, Retired. With Introduction by C. S. Butler, A.B., M.D., Li.D., Rear Admiral, Medical Corps, U. S. Navy. Pp. 1-189. Froben Press. New York. 1937
edited by Roy O. Greep, Ph.D., Dean and Professor of Dental Science, Harvard School of Dental Medicine, with thirteen contributors. 953 pp., 648 illustrations, with many in color. New York & Toronto: The Blakiston Co., Inc., 1954. Price $15.00
Professor Greep's compendious Histology is the most recently published textbook in English on the subject, and in it one would therefore expect to find new concepts of the finer structure of the body. In this the reader will not be disappointed. The illustrative treatment exemplifies the editor's aim to present the subject with the use of “new tools and new techniques, applied either to living or fixed tissues.” In the employment of newer methods, the work is notable among the six or seven current American texts in its subject, and can be compared favorably with the two or three notable treatises—those of Ham and Maximov-Bloom.
Conventional pictures secured from ordinary sections and stained with ordinary hematoxylin and eosin, which are wearisome in the extreme, are almost absent. There are perhaps 20 of them in the entire book; but there is a flood of new images from electron microscopy and phase contrast as well as from the polarization microscope and from radio-autographs.