Cytological Technique: The Principles Underlying Routine Methods

Cytological Technique: The Principles Underlying Routine Methods

Cytological Technique: The Principles Underlying Routine Methods

Cytological Technique: The Principles Underlying Routine Methods

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More than a decade has passed since the first edition of this book was published. This new edition follows the same general plan as before, but nearly the whole of it has been re-written with a good deal of expansion and modernization. The account of the structure of cells given in the first chapter has been profoundly changed as a result of recent discoveries, and I hope it may prove useful to many who do not want to study the rest of the book in detail. Embedding has been much more fully treated than in the first edition and a section on celloidin added.

Although this book deals only with one kind of cytological technique, yet it bears on other kinds. It is concerned with structure, yet provides a basis for histochemical studies; it is cytological, but adapted to the needs of the histologist and pathologist; it deals with Metazoan cells, but can be used by the protozoologist and botanist. It contains a good deal of information that has not been published previously.

I am very much indebted to friends who have given valuable advice about this new edition, especially Dr. W. Holmes, Mr. P. B. Medawar and Mr. G. M. J. Schmidt, who have shown me errors in what I wrote before and have generously gone to a lot of trouble to answer questions on difficult points. (No error in this edition is attributable to them, for they have not seen the manuscript.) I thank Professor E. S. Goodrich once more. All . . .

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