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From:"J. A. Kiernan" <> (by way of histonet)
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  Carmen: Here are a few journal suggestions for histological
  techniques. If I'm right in guessing that there isn't a lot
  of money for this sort of thing in Malta, the cost can usually
  be greatly reduced by paying an individual's subscription to
  a society. Items 2 and 3 below are good value for money by
  any standard. Compared with lab supplies, journals (and books)
  are cheap items, and they don't get used up. Every lab needs
  a set of bookshelves that's well stocked with literature
  additional to vendors' catalogues (valuable and essential
  though theee are).

  1. The three classy journals are: (a) J. Histochem. Cytochem.
     (American, published by the Histochemical Society; about
     $150 for 12 issues - the society's membership fee. Probably
     more for a library, but I don't know.) (b) Histochemical Journal
     (British, published by the Royal Microscopical Society; about
     80 pounds for 12 issues if you're a member of the Society (which
     also sends out its Proceedings 4 times a year; usually a good read)
     (c) Histochemistry and Cell Biology, an international commercially
     published journal - affordable only for institutions.

  2. Two inexpensive journals that come out less frequently are
     Biotechnic and Histochemistry (published by the Biological Stain
     Commission, in USA; about $55 for 6 issues; covers all aspects of
     microtechnique, not just staining; for information have a look
     at )
     Journal of Histotechnology (also American; published by the
     Society for Histotechnology; 4 issues for the membership fee
     of about $50 a year; it contains predominantly but not
     exclusively papers relating to histopathological methods.

  3. Another publication that's been around for about 30 years is
     Histo-Logic, distributed by an American company called Sakura.
     You can download back issues from their web page:
     It contains all sorts of useful information and technical
     tips. I think it's distributed free. (I also thought I was on
     their mailing list, but haven't received the last 2 or 3 issues.
     Vinnie, are you there?)

  There are lots of others, and I know I'll have offended some
  readers of this message by not mentioning them all -- but I've
  gone on for long enough, and others will undoubtedly tell you
  about their favourite journals.

 John A. Kiernan,
 Department of Anatomy & Cell Biology,
 The University of Western Ontario,
 LONDON,  Canada  N6A 5C1

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