Histology: An Identification Manual


Histology: An Identification Manual


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This brand-new, user-friendly text takes you effortlessly through the step-by-step process you need to accurately distinguish the various components of each and every tissue, organ, and system under consideration. Each chapter contains a “commonly misdiagnosed” section to help you avoid the usual pitfalls in identification, and a “logic tree” maps out the questions you should be asking yourself as you go through the identification process.

  • Accurately identify a structure with step-by-step guidance instructing you on when to use a low magnification or high magnification objective.
  • Focus on the parts of the micrograph you should be assessing via the help of large format micrographs accompanied by pen and ink drawings.
  • Avoid pitfalls thanks to a “commonly misdiagnosed” section at the end of the each chapter.
  • Obtain expert guidance on practical matters in the lab using an appendix on techniques and stain procedures.

A clear page design, concise text, and practical binding make this resource an indispensable friend in the lab. It’s almost like having your own personal histology instructor at your side.

This text was originally published by Mosby, Inc., an affiliate of Elsevier Inc. All rights have been reverted to the original author.


I went through it and found it an excellent histology manual not only for the students but for the instructors as well. Brilliant job, Prof.

Dr. Hanna L. Koubish, MD, MSc, PhD., Kuwait University


Previously I have used a lab manual for an Embryology course I taught at City College of New York that presented both micrographs and drawings of the slide. I consider that to be an excellent way to present the material to students. For that reason, I have listed your atlas as a suggested texts for my Histology courses. Making it available through Openstax will benefit many students.

Robert S. Bressler, Ph. D. Professor and Undergraduate Chairman
Department of Biology
Touro College and University System
Brooklyn, NY 11230

Professional Lecturer, Icahn School of Medicine Professor and Dean Emeritus
New York College of Podiatric Medicine

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Histology: An Identification Manual