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Preface
images are highlighted in blue. In addition, all clinical information—images and text—is
highlighted in blue, allowing the user to easily identify it.
Second
, as consistently as possible, a structure or tissue is represented in at least three or
four ways and arranged to F
t on a single page or on facing pages. This unique format gives
students a complete visual impression in an integrated, correlated style of (1) light and elec-
tron micrographic images, (2) diagrammatic representations of the same tissue or structure,
and (3) examples of how that tissue or structure might be modiF
ed by a pathological process.
This provides histology students an effective and efF
cient way both to learn basic histology
and to recognize tissues altered by a disease process.
Third
, most photomicrographs in this atlas have a high-power inset that was taken from
the same slide as the primary photograph for comparison of tissues and structures in both
low and high magniF cations, thus facilitating the learning process.
Fourth
, in this atlas, structures are clearly labeled with their complete names instead
of with initials or numbers keyed to a list of abbreviations. This approach saves time and,
therefore, greatly expedites learning.
Fifth
, we have included information on a wide variety of tissues and structures in order
to provide a useful learning tool for medical and dental students and other healthcare profes-
sionals. ±or instance, Chapter 14, “Oral Cavity,” contains not only an extensive description
of the mouth soft tissues but also appropriate details of tooth structure to aid those in the
F eld of dentistry, and in “Eye” (Chapter 20), we have included detailed photographs and
illustrations for the eye and retina for those in the F
eld of ophthalmology. Moreover, a special
effort has been made to arrange this book in a sequence that will accommodate a wide range
of curricula.
Sixth
, a brief introduction and an overview, including key concepts integrating structure
and function, begin each chapter. Chapters and topics are organized in the general sequence
corresponding to that used by most textbooks and histology courses.
Seventh
, tables summarizing the key features of cells, tissues, and organs and synopses of
their key structural and functional characteristics appear in each chapter. This allows for an
efF cient use of study and review time.
Eighth
, important phrases and key terms are presented in
bold
in the text and in the
F gure descriptions for emphasis.
Over the years, many of the color photomicrographs included in this atlas have been
used in our histology laboratory demonstrations. Students have found them very useful and
have expressed their interest in acquiring hard copies for their personal study. This was the
seminal reason that motivated us to embark on this project. We hope this atlas will fulF
ll
students’ needs as they progress toward their clinical careers; it would never have evolved
without their encouragement.
Dongmei Cui
John P. Naftel
William P. Daley
James C. Lynch
Duane E. Haines
Gongchao Yang
Jonathan D. Fratkin
Jackson, Mississippi 2010
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