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Cell and tissue culture. By John Paul. viii + 261 pages 41 figures. $7.00. E. & S. Livingstone Ltd. Edinburgh (Williams & Wilkins Co. Baltimore). 1959

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are interspersed with the text, as many as and accurate, are quite brief and could be
five on a page, in such a way that the name amplified to good advantage in certain
of a structure appears near that structure areas such as the perineum and the hand.
in a drawing and a leader line points it In other respects, this third of the book
out in the drawing. This allows the reader gives the impression of holding more
to visualize the structure while reading closely to the traditional expanded treatinstead of having to stop, hunt up a figure ment than does the remainder of the book.
perhaps on another page, and then seek The descriptions and illustrations of the
out the labelled structure. This seems to vascular system are rather less extensive
me to be one step better than labels on the than might be expected from the authors’
structure in a drawing. The saving of stated interest in practical points of surspace must be appreciable but the problems gical anatomy.
of the typesetter must also be greatly
Embryological development has been
magnified.
omitted and microscopic anatomy stops
The book can be divided roughly into short of histology. Practical considerations
thirds, the first and largest third including appear here and there and there are valubones, joints and muscles, the middle third able diagrams and sketches, especially in
the nervous structures, and the last third the parts dealing with the nervous system.
the visceral and vascular systems. A log- The drawings are well executed, many of
ical variation from the usual systematic them containing fine detail, and they are
presentation appears in the placing of the printed with carefully accurate register.
description of a joint along with that of the Although this book is not a substitute for
bones articulating in it rather than as a the large systemic texts, it should be adeseparate chapter on syndesmology. The quate for the first year medical student’s
descriptions of the fascia, although clear course in Anatomy.
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CELL AND TISSUE CULTURE. By John Paul. viii
261 pages, 41 figures.
$7.00. E. & S. Livingstone, Ltd., Edinburgh (Williams & Wilkins Co.,
Baltimore). 1959.
This book is based on the Tissue Culture
Association Summer Course, which was
given at the University of Colorado School
of Medicine in 1958 under the direction of
the author. The course was started some
ten years ago as an intensive four weeks
of instruction in the structure and function
of living cells, techniques of cell and tissue culture, and interpretation of results.
It is designed for post doctoral workers
who plan to use cultured tissues in their
research or teaching. The number of
participants in the course each summer is
restricted to fifteen because of laboratory
limitations and for this reason, a concise
account such as that contained in this
book will be gratefully received by all the
many envious non-participants.
The nineteen chapters are arranged into
four parts as follows: I. Principles of cell
structure; 11. Preparation of materials;
111. Special techniques, and IV. Special
applications of cell and tissue culture
methods. There is a useful list of references at the end of each chapter, covering
both historical classics and the most recent
contributions.
STRUKTUR UND STOFFWECHSEL DES HERZMUSKELS. Edited by W. H.
Hauss and H. Loose. v
170 pages, illustrated. DM 29. - Georg Thieme
Verlag, Stuttgart. 1959.
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This is the first contribution of a series
concerned with the structure and nutrition
of heart muscle. There are nine original
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contributions by various authors with three
discussion groups interspersed. The subjects include: the submicroscopic morphol-
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