- Paperback: 974 pages
- Publisher: LWW; 6th edition (October 15, 2010)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0781772001
- ISBN-13: 978-0781772006
- Product Dimensions: 1.5 x 8.2 x 11 inches
- Shipping Weight: 4.5 pounds
- Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars See all reviews (70 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #31,993 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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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.Read more ›
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.
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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I bought this because we're all type A medical students that feel like we have to get everything that's recommended. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Jaclyn Smith