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Handbook of Histopathological and Histochemical Techniques - 3rd Edition - ISBN: 9780407729018, 9781483164793

Handbook of Histopathological and Histochemical Techniques

3rd Edition

Including Museum Techniques

Author: C. F. A. Culling
eBook ISBN: 9781483164793
Imprint: Butterworth-Heinemann
Published Date: 1st January 1974
Page Count: 726
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Handbook of Histopathological and Histochemical Techniques (Including Museum Techniques), Third Edition is a reference guide on techniques used in histology and histochemistry, including museum techniques. This book is comprised of 36 chapters divided into six sections. After giving a brief description of the structure and contents of the cell, this book then turns to the various methods of examination of tissue cells and structures, including the smear method, vital staining, and electron microscopy. The next two sections deal with fixation, decalcification, processing, and section cutting, along with stains, impregnations, and mountants. An exhaustive survey of carbohydrate and protein histochemistry is included. Special procedures such as autoradiography, micro-incineration, and injection techniques are described. The remaining chapters focus on the preparation, mounting, and presentation of museum specimens. The book concludes with an analysis of the microscope. This monograph will be invaluable to all those with an interest in histology and histochemistry, including undergraduate students in the biological and health sciences, pathologists in both the hospital setting and experimental research, and technologists and workers in various research fields.

Table of Contents


Preface to Third Edition

Preface to First Edition


Part I Introductory

Chapter 1. The Cell

Chapter 2. Methods of Examination of Tissues and Cells

Part II Fixation, Processing and Section Cutting

Chapter 3. Fixation

Chapter 4. Decalcification

Chapter 5. Processing

Chapter 6. Section Cutting

Part III Stains, Impregnations and Mountants

Chapter 7. Theory of Staining

Chapter 8. Preparation of Stains

Chapter 9. Mountants

Chapter 10. Basic Staining and Mounting Procedures

Chapter 11. Routine Stains

Chapter 12. Proteins

Chapter 13. Nucleoproteins—Deoxyribonucleic Acid and Ribonucleic Acid

Chapter 14. Carbohydrates

Chapter 15. Enzymes

Chapter 16. Lipids (Fats, Lipoids, Lipins)

Chapter 17. Pigments

Chapter 18. Micro-Organisms

Chapter 19. Tissues Requiring Special Treatment or Techniques

Chapter 20. Certain Cytoplasmic Constituents and Cell Products

Part IV Special Procedures

Chapter 21. Exfoliative Cytology and Chromosome Techniques

Chapter 22. Autoradiography

Chapter 23. Vital Staining

Chapter 24. Micro-Incineration

Chapter 25. Injection Techniques

Part V Museum Technique

Chapter 26. Preparation, Color Maintenance, Fixation and Storage of Specimens

Chapter 27. Mounting of Museum Specimens

Chapter 28. Special Methods

Chapter 29. Presentation of Museum Specimens

Part VI The Microscope

Chapter 30. The Compound Microscope

Chapter 31. The Dark-Ground Microscope

Chapter 32. Fluorescence Microscopy

Chapter 33. The Polarizing Microscope

Chapter 34. The Phase-Contrast Microscope

Chapter 35. The Interference Microscope

Chapter 36. The Electron Microscope




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