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From:Lee & Peggy Wenk <> (by way of histonet)
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The Journal of Histotechnology (JOH) is published by the
National Society for Histotechnology (NSH).

Membership to NSH is open to anyone interested in
any aspect of histology - human, animal, plant, marine,
hospital, research, industry, hard tissue, etc. It is open
to anyone in the world, not just the USA. It is open to
techs, doctors, PhD researchers, etc. It is open to
people who have national certifications and those who
do not. There are 4000+ people who are members of NSH.

JOH has articles on histology, immunohistochemistry,
molecular pathology, electron microscopy, basically
anything to do with tissues.

The JOH is published four times a year.
March, June, September and December.

You can receive the JOH by joining NSH, or
by purchasing the JOH directly. (Frankly, it's
cheaper to join NSH.)

For more information, the NSH web site is:

Click on Publications if you want more
information about the JOH.

Click on Membership if you want more information
about the benefits and other things you receive
by being a member.

There are electronic forms  you can fill out on
the web site. You still have to send in the money.

Membership is $40 a year, with the year starting
in June, so NOW is a good time to join. I didn't
see anything about foreign members having to pay
more, due to mailing/shipping costs. There was a
difference in cost for US vs foreign people, if
you were just buying the journal. But there was
no mention of difference in costs if you wanted
to become a member. You may want to send an email
asking about this, before you send the dues
(in US funds, of course).

The email address is

(Students in NAACLS-accredited programs
pay $20 a year.)

On the membership form, there is a slot asking for
referring member. There is a contest going on now,
to recruit members. The person who recruits the most
members receives a cash prize. Since many people on
the Histonet are telling you about the JOH, pick one
of the people as a referring member, or maybe just
put down Histonet. Then maybe  Linda or Herb could
receive the prize. On the other hand, you don't have
to list anyone, if you don't want to.

For those people who are certified by ASCP Board
of Registry, you can become a member of ASCP, and
receive their journal, Laboratory Medicine, which
comes out 6 times a year. I couldn't find anywhere
on the ASCP web site as to whether libraries can
order the journal. It looks like only ASCP
certified members. So this won't help our foreign
Histonet people, as they probably have not taken
an ASCP certification exam.

The ASCP web site is

Hope this long winded information is of help.

Peggy A. Wenk, HTL(ASCP)
Member of both ASCP and NSH, and proud of it!
William Beaumont Hospital
Royal Oak, MI 48073

Buttigieg Carmen at MOH wrote:
> To all on the Histonet
> We are short of journals in this part of the world and I find it difficult to
> keep up to date. Someone mentioned the Journal of Histopathology.I would
>like to
> know what I have to do to receive it, or some other good Histopathology
> Thanks
> Carmen Buttigieg
> Histopathology
> Pathology Department
> St. Luke's Hospital
> Malta.
> e-mail:

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