Now it its revised, updated Sixth Edition, Histology: A Text and Atlas is the perfect text for medical, health professions, and undergraduate biology students. This best-selling combination text and atlas includes a detailed textbook description that emphasizes clinical and functional correlates of histology, fully supplemented by vividly informative illustrations and photographs. Separate, superbly illustrated atlas sections follow almost every chapter and feature large-size, full-color digital micrographs, with labels and legends that highlight details of microanatomy. For this edition, approximately 30 percent of the micrographs have been replaced with new, sharper, enhanced images. One third of the illustrations have been redrawn in a new style. A powerful interactive atlas CD-ROM is included with the book and features all of the plates in the text with interactive functionality.
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Exceeds expectations!15 avril 2011
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Wow! I bought this book a couple of months ago, but just got around to opening it up last night to study for a histology test. I expected to find a slew of labelled photomicrographs to review, but this book is actually so much more! It is really an anatomy, physiology and histology text all in one - and it is done very very well.
The book is divided into 24 chapters, with chapters by system, tissue type, basic cell biology as well as tissue/slide preparation. Each chapter covers the anatomy and physiology of the system or tissue in question extremely well. The text gets right to the point, but is still very complete in its explanations. Within each paragraph, key words are bolded in red, so you can quickly find the exact topic you are interested in within a subject. All topics are supplemented with fully labelled light and electron photomicrographs of each structure, tissue and cell. Illustrations also accompany a majority of the micrographs to clarify things.
All illustrations and micrographs are thoroughly labelled. Within text pictures are typically 1/4 to 1/2 page in size, and each chapter has its own set of full-page color plates for even better up-close visualization and study. The full-page color photomicrographs at the end of each chapter are fully labelled, but go even further than that with exact descriptions of each label on the opposing page. This is really amazing, because, for instance, on a slide of the kidney that I was studying, not only were the proximal and distal tubules and collecting ducts labelled, there were also accompanying descriptions on the opposing page as to why one was different from another in these very similar looking structures. With labels alone I would have had a difficult time identifying these structures on my own slides, but with the added description accompanying each label as to why one was slightly different from another, I can now easily pick out the nuances of each that differentiate them.
An added plus are the clinical correlations (several per chapter) as well as online access to the book with a special "scratch-off" code inside the front cover. I also like that chapters have a color strip and subject title (e.g. ovary) down the lateral margin of each page; this makes it extremely easy to find the section/topic you are looking for by simply thumbing the pages versus having to look in the table of contents to find the chapter/page for the system you are after.
Note that the book does have a soft cover, so if you are going to be carrying it around with you, you'll want to put a plastic laminate on it to protect it. The pages themselves are all in full-color on high quality, semi-gloss stock. Total pages are 974 and the book itself is just a bit over 1 inch thick.
Overall, this is a really an amazing book! You could definitely use it as a basic physiology text in addition to being your histology reference source and learning guide. There are so many features in this book that have been well thought out that the authors and publishers really should be applauded for -- the in-text bolding of key words, the subject strips down the side of each page for easy thumbing, but especially for the excellent photomicrographs, labelling and explanations of each cell type and structure. Well done and highly recommended! Worth far more than the sub-$100 price being charged!
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Kindle Version: Horrible2 janvier 2013
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Format: Format Kindle
This review is specifically for the *Kindle version.* It is HORRIBLY formatted; there are line breaks where there shouldn't be, no spaces were there should be, paragraph headings look like regular paragraph text, and navigating between a picture being discussed and the text is horrendous, in large part due to lack of links. For some reason, this book is missing features to explain what page of the printed book corresponds to what you are reading, making school-assigned sections rather difficult.
As far as the context itself, it's pretty good. There are a number of things that could be clearer - I usually keep wikipedia in the background to quickly lookup key phrases. Incidentally, the authors know what phrases are important because they are all in bold, but not all of them are defined.
Here is a good example of all of the above problems. (Phrases between *asterisks* are bolded in the text; otherwise the following is formatted exactly how it appears):
The ANS is further subdivided into a *sympathetic division* and a *parasympathetic division* . A third division of ANS, the *enteric division* , serves the alimentary canal.
Besides the problematic formatting, the book doesn't explain what sympathetic and parasympathetic are, despite putting both phrases in bold font to indicate their apparent importance in understanding histology.
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Good, but a little too much20 décembre 2011
I buy too much from amazon
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This book is dense. As a first year medical student the one thing that you are very limited on is time. This book will definitely have a lot of information that will help you pass your exams, but it also has a lot of information that is better left for PhDs instead of MDs. Don't get me wrong, the more information a doctor has the better, but when you are just trying to pass your first year instead of step1 or beyond then this book can be a little much. I was fortunate to use the last edition before than this edition and I honestly think that the previous edition was a little easier to read because not everything was bold faced and colored like in the new edition. The book kind of went over hill with all the different color fonts and that can get kind of annoying if this is your first read through. However, the nice thing that this version has versus previous editions is that it has more pictures, which is nice if you have never seen a structure and need multiple slides of it. Your university will also likely have a set of online slides, but it is nice to have the ones in the books just to test to see if you can identify the structure in different view or preparation. I wish I could recommend another book that was more concise but this is the only histo book I have had experience with. If you get it, know that there is no way in hell that your prof will be able to cover everything that is in a chapter in just one lecture, so read cautiously and don't think about learning everything that is written because it is very likely that you will get so thinned out by all the information that you will do poorly.
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Best histo book every!12 septembre 2011
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I am a first year med student currently taking histology. The recommended histo textbook at my school is Wheater's functional histology. But after browsing through it at the bookstore, I found even though Wheater provides you with a lot of large staining images, it does not give a lot of detailed information.
After carefully going through all the popular histo book on the market, I decided to purchase Ross's histology, and I am not at all disappointed. This book is amazingly detailed and well organized. The best part is, it is divided into tissue types (epithelium, connective tissues, etc) and then eventually combine them into organ systems (skin, GI tract, etc). Moreover, there are a lot of clinical anecdotes throughout the book, which really gives you a direction in studying histology. I can already see myself using this book as a reference when I start my blocks.
All in all, I highly recommend this textbook for anyone who wants a firm background in histology and pathology. Definitely worth having!!
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Great Textbook23 mai 2011
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This is definitely one of the finest textbooks of Histology available currently. The pictures are excellent and the content is comprehensive. Definitely a must buy when one is Med School. The chapter on the Cell is also good. Only problem one may have is while rapidly reviewing material for the USMLE. For this purpose this text is a bit voluminous. But still if one has used it during early days can manage with the book for USMLE review too. To conclude , its a great text, worth the money !