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

Handbook of Histopathological and Histochemical Techniques

3rd Edition

Including Museum Techniques

Authors: C. F. A. Culling
eBook ISBN: 9781483164793
Imprint: Butterworth-Heinemann
Published Date: 20th March 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

Foreword Preface to Third Edition Preface to First Edition Acknowledgments 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 References Index


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