X-Ray Histochemistry Used for Simultaneous Demonstration of Neurones and Capillaries in the Human Brain

  • R. L. C. H. de Saunders
  • M. A. Bell
  • V. R. Carvalho


Histochemistry has been found to extend the usefulness of X-ray microscopy, because many of the classical histochemical technics developed for optical microscopy deposit metal in the tissues. Modifications of these, and new technics, can be developed to produce radiopacity in the desired location. The added metal may increase a small amount naturally present, or introduce an entirely new element.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • R. L. C. H. de Saunders
    • 1
  • M. A. Bell
    • 1
  • V. R. Carvalho
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Anatomy, Sir Charles Tupper Medical BuildingDalhousie University,HalifaxCanada

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