Some Useful Hints and Recipes for the Preparation and Examination of Stained Histological Sections

  • N. A. Ratcliffe
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Abstract

Since most mammalian organs and tissues cannot be examined in situ and are too thick to allow sufficient light to pass through them for microscopic examination, they must first be removed from the animal, cut into thin sections and then stained before their detailed structure can be examined under the compound light microscope. The following few pages contain a very brief outline of tissue preparation for the microscope and include some useful formulae and schedules which will hopefully assist the student in his laboratory work. Useful additional references for the more advanced student are also included.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • N. A. Ratcliffe
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  1. 1.Department of ZoologyUniversity College of SwanseaUK

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