© 1999

An Atlas of Histology


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xix
  2. Shu-xin Zhang
    Pages 1-19
  3. Shu-xin Zhang
    Pages 21-33
  4. Shu-xin Zhang
    Pages 35-47
  5. Shu-xin Zhang
    Pages 49-57
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    Pages 59-65
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    Pages 111-137
  9. Shu-xin Zhang
    Pages 139-161
  10. Shu-xin Zhang
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  11. Shu-xin Zhang
    Pages 187-251
  12. Shu-xin Zhang
    Pages 253-269
  13. Shu-xin Zhang
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  14. Shu-xin Zhang
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  15. Shu-xin Zhang
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  16. Shu-xin Zhang
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  17. Shu-xin Zhang
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  18. Shu-xin Zhang
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  19. Back Matter
    Pages 405-426

About this book


The beginning student of histology is frequently confronted by a paradox: diagrams in many books that illustrate human microanatomy in a simplified, cartoon-like manner are easy to understand, but are difficult to relate to actual tissue specimens or photographs. In turn, photographs often fail to show some important features of a given tissue, because no individual specimen can show all of the tissue's salient fea­ tures equally well. This atlas, filled with photo-realistic drawings, was prepared to help bridge the gap between the simplicity of diagrams and the more complex real­ ity of microstructure. All of the figures in this atlas were drawn from histological preparations used by students in my histology classes, at the level of light microscopy. Each drawing is not simply a depiction of an individual histological section, but is also a synthesis of the key structures and features seen in many preparations of similar tissues or organs. The illustrations are representative of the typical features of each tissue and organ. The atlas serves as a compendium of the basic morphological characteristics of human tissue which students should be able to recognize.


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Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Anatomy and NeurobiologyUniversity of KentuckyLexingtonUSA

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title An Atlas of Histology
  • Authors Shu-Xin Zhang
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag New York 1999
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Softcover ISBN 978-0-387-94954-3
  • eBook ISBN 978-0-387-21760-4
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XIX, 426
  • Number of Illustrations 393 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Anatomy
    Cell Biology
    Human Physiology
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