An Introduction to the Histology of Exhumed Mineralized Tissue

  • A. Neil Garland

Abstract

Bone is unique among the tissues of the body. Firstly, during life it is self-repairing and can alter its properties and configuration in response to mechanical demand; and, secondly, because of its biochemical make up and micromorphological structure it can withstand hundreds, if not thousands of years of internment in many different burial environments.

Keywords

Brittle Sarcoma Paraffin Apatite Excavation 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • A. Neil Garland
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  1. 1.Department of PathologyUniversity of ManchesterManchesterUK

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