© 1985

Skeletal Muscle


Part of the Handbook of Microscopic Anatomy book series (MIKROSKOPISCHEN, volume 2 / 6)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XI
  2. H. Schmalbruch
    Pages 1-4
  3. H. Schmalbruch
    Pages 5-34
  4. H. Schmalbruch
    Pages 35-158
  5. H. Schmalbruch
    Pages 159-204
  6. H. Schmalbruch
    Pages 205-216
  7. H. Schmalbruch
    Pages 217-238
  8. H. Schmalbruch
    Pages 239-303
  9. H. Schmalbruch
    Pages 304-311
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 312-440

About this book


This volume is intended to cover research in the field of muscle morphology since publication of the previous edition by Haggquist in 1956. The development of new techniques, coupled with an intensified interest in muscle, has resulted in a vast literature which no single person could review, especially within the limitations of one volume. When I accepted the flattering offer to write a new edition, I quickly abandoned any hope of a comprehensive review. Instead, I tried to consider, within my limits, those lines of research which I believe to be important for the understanding of mammalian and ultimately human muscles under normal, experimental, and pathological conditions. It would be naive to suggest that muscle can be adequately described in purely morphologi­ cal aspects; I would characterize the results of my effort as "muscle as seen with the eyes of a morphologist". It gives me pleasure to acknowledge the help of several colleagues who read and commented on drafts of individual chapters: Dr. Brenda Eisenberg, Chicago; Dr. Else Nygaard, Copenhagen; Dr. Stefano Schiaffino, Padova; Dr. Michael Sjostrom, Umea; Dr. Lars~Erik Thornell, Umea. None of these individ­ uals can be held responsible for any error or obscurity that persists. Indeed, without their assistance there would have been more. I also thank those col­ leagues who allowed me to include their published and unpublished material; their names, and also those of the publishers who kindly granted copyright permission, are given in the individual figure captions.


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Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Panum Instituttet, Neurofysiologisk InstitutKøbenhavns UniversitetKøbenhavn NDenmark

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Skeletal Muscle
  • Authors Henning Schmalbruch
  • Series Title Handbook of Microscopic Anatomy
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1985
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-540-15608-6
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-642-82553-8
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-642-82551-4
  • Series ISSN 0073-0114
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XII, 440
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Anatomy
    Internal Medicine
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