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Atlas of Descriptive Histology

Michael H. Ross, Wojciech Pawlina, and Todd A. Barnash

Publication Date - July 2009

ISBN: 9780878936960

359 pages
8.5 x 11.5 inches

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The most comprehensive histology atlas available


The Atlas of Descriptive Histology is an extremely comprehensive and well-organized atlas including 612 illustrations covering everything from basic tissue to full organ histology. In a clear, systematic fashion, the authors move from simple tissue structures to complex organ systems, including micrographs of the adult tongue, lip, teeth, eye, ear, and developing teeth.

About the Author(s)

The late Michael H. Ross, Ph.D. was Professor and Chairman Emeritus of the Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology at the University of Florida College of Medicine, Gainesville, Florida. For almost half a century, Dr. Ross contributed to histology education not only as an author of a popular histology textbook, but an equally recognized atlas. He was also a passionate teacher and mentor of several generations of medical students, fellows, and junior faculty. His research interest was in the male reproductive system, where he pioneered studies on the blood-testicular barrier and the role of the Sertoli cell in maintaining the barrier. Upon his retirement, Dr. Ross devoted his time to new editions of his histology textbook and to bringing to fruition this color Atlas of Descriptive Histology designed for today's student.

Wojciech Pawlina, M.D. is Professor and Chair of the Department of Anatomy at the Mayo Clinic College of Medicine in Rochester, Minnesota. He serves as the Assistant Dean for Curriculum Development and Innovation at Mayo Medical School and as the Medical Director of Procedural Skills Laboratory. Dr. Pawlina teaches gross anatomy, embryology, and histology to medical students, residents, fellows, and other health care professionals. His research interest in medical education is directed towards strategies to implement professionalism, leadership, and teamwork curriculum in early medical education. He is also Editor-in-Chief of the journal Anatomical Sciences Education.

Todd A. Barnash is the Computer Support Specialist for the Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology at the University of Florida in Gainesville, Florida. Since 1993 he has been the primary information technology, information security, and digital imaging resource for the department and has collaborated with Michael H. Ross, Ph.D. as well as other faculty on numerous projects throughout his tenure at the University.


"The basic idea is to present excellent illustrations of histological sections through all kinds of tissue and combine this with a careful labeling and a minimum of additional text. The entire layout and the explaining text show that the authors carefully thought about their readers. A special addition and, in my view, the strength of the book is its accompanying website. More offers for interactive learning are hard to imagine. In summary, the Atlas of Descriptive Histology is a modern book for lecture and research, combining print and online media. The authors and the publisher did produce a volume for the users, a fact that sounds trivial, but is not."--Andreas Schmidt-Rhaesa, The Quarterly Review of Biology

"The Atlas of Descriptive Histology should be on the desks of all students who need a comprehensive, easy-to-follow color atlas of histology."--Michelle Mo, Yale Journal of Biology and Medicine

Table of Contents

    1. Epithelial Tissue

    2. Connective Tissue

    3. Adipose Tissue

    4. Cartilage

    5. Bone

    6. Blood and Bone Marrow

    7. Muscle Tissue

    8. Nerve Tissue

    9. Cardiovascular System

    10. Lymphatic Tissue and Organs

    11. Integumentary System

    12. Digestive System I: Oral Cavity

    13. Digestive System II: Esophagus and Gastrointestinal Tract

    14. Digestive System III: Liver and Pancreas

    15. Respiratory System

    16. Urinary System

    17. Endocrine System

    18. Male Reproductive System

    19. Female Reproductive System

    20. Eye

    21. Ear

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