RE: Best of Histonet book list: The list so far

From:"Carson, Karla" <>

Thanks bunches.  There are not enough words for how helpful this is!!

Karla Carson
Regional Pathology Manager
Mercy Health Care Sacramento
Phone 916-453-4494
FAX 916-453-4397
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		-----Original Message-----
		From:	Morken, Tim []
		Sent:	Thursday, December 14, 2000 12:26 PM
		To:	'Histonet'
		Subject:	Best of Histonet book list: The list so far


		Here is the book list I've been compiling. Please look
through it and let me
		know of any corrections and additions. Some of these are not
		anymore but people wanted to know about them anyway.

		Tim Morken, BA, EMT(MSA), HTL(ASCP)
		Infectious Disease Pathology Activity
		Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
		1600 Clifton Road
		Atlanta, GA 30333

		PH: 404-639-3964
		FAX: 404-639-3043


		Histonet Book List

		Histology for Pathologists
		by Stephen S., Md. Sternberg (Editor)
		Hardcover - 1248 pages 
		2nd edition (January 1998) 
		Lippincott Williams & Wilkins Publishers; 
		ISBN: 0397517181 ; 

		Surgical Pathology Dissection: An Illustrated Guide
		by Ralph H. Hruban (Contributor), William H. Westra, Timothy
H. Phelps
		Paperback - 216 pages 1st edition (January 15, 1996) 
		Springer Verlag; 
		ISBN: 0387945679 ; 

		Bloom & Fawcett: Concise Histology.
		Don W. Fawcett 1997.
		Chapman & Hall (
		 Latest in the Bloom & Fawcett series. A classic.

		Histology. A text and atlas.
		Ross, Romrell & Kaye. 1995
		Williams & Wilkins
		ISBN 0-683-07369-9
		 A good histology text with enough physiology adding
interest for students.
		Price, student edition is very competitive.

		Introduction to Functional Histology.
		Telford & Bridgman 1995.
		Harper Collins.
		ISBN 0-06-501084-1
		Good general text. Liberally sprinkled with tables which
		characteristics and comparisons easy to understand.

		Theory & Practice of Histological Techniques, 4th editon.
		JD Bancroft. and Alan Stevens
		Churchill Livingstone
		 A no nonsense lab manual.

		Histological and Histochemical Methods: Theory nd Practice
		by J. A. Kiernan
		Hardcover - 502 pages 3nd edition (May 15, 1999) 
		Butterworth-Heinemann Medical; 
		ISBN: 0750631066 or ISBN 0-7506-3106-6
		great detail explaining the theory behind most of the

		Genome :The  Autobiography
		of a Species in 23 Chapters by
		Matt Ridley,1999, Harper Collins and  
		also published in Great Britain by Fourth

		Histology. A Text and Atlas.
		J.A.G. Rhodin 1974.
		Oxford University Press.
		 Scholarly work with electron micrographs of the highest
quality. I think
		it's a crime against microscopy that this text is now out of

		An Atlas of Artifacts Encountered in the Preparation of
Micrscopic Tissue
		Sections.  by: Samuel Wesley Thompson and Lee G. Luna,
published by:
		Charles C. Thomas, Springfield, IL  ISBN 0_398_03624_1
		Published by Charles C. Thomas, 1978. ISBN 0-398-03624-1

		Theory and Practice of Histotechnology   Sheehan and
		The classic used by everyone in the USA.
		(out of print)

		Troubleshooting Histology Stains, 
		by Richard W. Horobin and John D. Bancroft. 
		New York and Edinburgh: Churchill Livingstone. 1997  
		pp. xvi + 266, with 36 colour plates.
		 ISBN 0 443 05312 X.

		The Microwave Tool Book
		author(s): Gary R. Login and Ann M. Dvorak
		publisher: Beth Israel Hospital, Boston
		ISBN (for each version_hardcover, flexicover, etc.): ISBN
		soft cover

		The microwave tool book : a practical guide for microsopists
		by Gary R. Login
		ASIN: 0964267500 

		Availability: This title is out of print. Although it is no
longer available
		from the publisher, we'll query our network of used
bookstores for you and
		send an update within one to two weeks.

		Laboratory Histopathology: A Complete Reference 
		by AE Woods and RC Ellis
		Churchill Livingstone
		ISBN 0443 049122
		Update 1 1995
		Update 2 1996
		RE: R.Ellis: "The next update will depend upon our new
editor and Harcourt
		Ordering Information:
		WB Saunders Customer Services
		6277 Sea Harbour Drive, Orlando, Florida 32887
		Tel: 001 407 345 2000   Fax: 001 407 352 3395
		Manager Sally Wivdo
		Roy Ellis
		From Tim Morken on Lab Histopath:
		ISBN:  0443049122
		PRICE: $210.00
		SHIPPING & HANDLING: Estimate 8% of the total invoice. Price
		availability are not guaranteed. If you would like this
quotation to be
		processed in our system and held for 90 days, please forward
your mailing
		address. You may place your order by calling: 800_831_7799
or Fax
		800_874_6418. Please add your local sales tax.
		Jackie Tumahai, Customer Service

		Histotechnology, A Self_Instructional Text
		Freida L. Carson
		ASCP Press
		ISBN: 0_89189_411_X
		Price: $95 ($85 ASCP members)
		Ordering Information:  Order #B411X
		ASCP Press: Dept 77_3462
		Chicago, IL 60678_3462
		Phone: 800/621_4142 (Illinois, call 312/738_4890)

		Histotechnology, A Self_Assessment Workbook
		Freida L. Carson
		ASCP Press
		ISBN:  None
		Price: $40 ($35 ASCP members)
		Ordering Information:  Order #B4128
		ASCP Press: Dept 77_3462
		Chicago, IL 60678_3462
		Phone: 800/621_4142 (Illinois, call 312/738_4890)

		The (US) National Society for Histotechnology has an
extensive, useful list
		of texts, manuals, journals, and publishers.  Contact the
main office via for more specific details.  The booklet is
titled 1997 Edition
		Educational Resources in Histotechnology and costs $5.00 for
postage and
		handling and a $5.00 fee to non members.

		Understanding Histochemistry: Selection, evaluation and
design of biological
		 Richard Horobin, Ellis Horwood Ltd, Chichester, England
		USA  Distributors:_ John Wiley & Sons
		605 Third Avenue
		New York, NY 10158.
		ISBN 0_85313_678 X(Ellis Horwood Limited)
		ISBN 0_470 21060_5(Halsted Press)

		Armed Forces Institute of  Pathology  Manual of
		you can order it is through Shandon (1998 Lab Consumables
		Otherwise it's available from the American Registry of
Pathology, AFIP,
		Washington, DC 20306_6000. Look for it in the AFIP website.

		Hazardous Materials in the HistopathologybLaboratory :
Regulations, Risks,
		Handling & Disposal
		by Janet C. Dapson, Richard W. Dapson
		Paperback 3rd edition (March 1995) 
		Anatech Ltd
		ISBN: 0964519704

		"Histologic Technic & Practical Histochemistry" 4th Ed. by
Prof.RD Lillie
		and Harold Fulmer p.2004_208. This text is of such bibical
proportions and
		trivia inclusions that it is a must for every Histo Lab, and
despite it's
		age is ever appropriate.

		Conn's Biological Stains : A Handbook on the Nature and Uses
of the Dyes
		Employed in
		by R. D. Lillie
		Hardcover (August 1991) 
		Sigma Aldrich Corporation; 
		ISBN: 0941633292

		Carleton's Histological Technique, any edition, Oxford
University Press.
		The fourth and last edition, revised and rewritten by Drury,
R.A.B. &
		Wallington, E.A., was published in 1967

		Staining Animal tissues:  Practical & Theoretical, Gurr, E.
1962. Leonard
		Hill (Books) Ltd. London.

		The 1997 edition of the "Manual of the Special Stains
Laboratory" is now
		available. It is spiral bound, 200+ pages. Besides stain
procedures there
		are sections on QA, safety procedures, stability of dye
solutions, and how
		to get stains off hands and clothing. The price is $32.50
including postage
		and handling.

		To order send a P.O. or a check written to the University of
Rochester Dept.
		of Pathology for $32.50 to:

		        Charles Churukian
		        P.O. Box 626
		        U. of Rochester Medical Center
		        Rochester, NY 14642

		Histochemical protein staining methods 
		Royal Microscopical Society. MICROSCOPY HANDBOOKS  04.
		J. James & J. Tas. 1984. 
		Oxford University Press.
		ISBN 0 19 856406 6.
		Try and get this handbook. It's only 40 pages in length but
packed with

		Humason's Animal Tissue Techniques
		by Janice K. Presnell, Gretchen L. Humason, Martin
Schreibman (Contributor)
		Hardcover - 536 pages 5th edition (April 1997) 
		Johns Hopkins Univ Pr; 
		ISBN: 0801854016 

		"The ABC of Safe Practices for the Biological Sciences
		(An Easy to Use Reference Manual for Laboratory Personnel)
		Roy.C.Ellis and  Donald.I.Perry       
		ISBN  0 9598512 3 2
		The Educational Resource Centre,
		Adelaide Medical Centre for Women and Children,
		72 King William Road, North Adelaide.  5006

		The Nicrotomist's Formulary and Guide. Peter Gray. 1954. New
		York: Blakiston.
		  Contains just about every method (fixation, embedding,
		  staining) published up to about 1952, all with references.
		  is a complicated system of numbers and abbreviations, and
the book
		  needs a little study to use it. Selected methods are
described in
		  great detail. The index is a masterpiece.

		Histological Techniques. Manfred Gabe. 1976. Paris:
		York, Heidelberg & Berlin: Springer-Verlag. (There are 3
		The Springer-Verlag, New York one is 0-387-90162-0.)
		  The magnum opus (1106 pages) of a French zoologist who did
all his
		  own technical work. The personal touch comes through even
		  the translation leaves a little to be desired. Includes
		  histochemistry, but not immunohistochemistry. Full of good
		  for classical methods. Bibliography and index are lousy.
		  died in 1973, before the work was fully edited and

		Histochemistry. An Explanatory Outline of Histochemistry and
		Staining. Richard W. Horobin. 1982. Stuttgart: Gustav
		Butterworths. (There are 2 ISBNs: Fischer: 3-437-10700-3 and
		  Most of this book is about staining, especially with dyes
but also
		  by other methods, and fixation is discussed too. It does
not give
		  practical instructions, and is addressed to readers with
		  experience. Mechanisms are closely and critically
analyzed, and it
		  is rewarding to read parts of the book repeatedly. This is
a worthy
		  successor to J. R. Baker's "Principles of Biological
		  (1958). It is not as easy to read but is much more up to
		  especially with respect to mechanisms of binding of dyes
		  histochemical end-products.

		Understanding Histochemistry. Selection, Evaluation and
Design of
		Biological Stains. Richard W. Horobin. 1988. Chichester:
Ellis Horwood.
		  This is a shorter and somewhat simplified treatment of
most of the
		  material covered in the same author's "Histochemistry"

		In Situ PCR Techniques
		Omar Bagasra and John Hansen
		Wiley-Liss, Inc. 1997

		PCR in situ Hybridization
		Gerard J. Nuova, MD
		Lippincott-Raven Publishers

		At the Bench, A Laboratory Navagator
		Kathy Barker
		Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press

		Gene Cloning and Analysis by RT-PCR
		Paul D. Sieber and James W. Larrick
		Eaton Publishing 1998

		Molecular Biology for Dummies:
		Instant Notes in Molecular Biology
		P.C. Turner, A.G. McLennan, A.D. Bates, and M.R.H. White
		BIOS Scientific Publishers Limited, 1997

		Basic Calculations for Chemical and Biological Analysis.
Bassey J S
		Efiok, 1996. AOAC International, 481 N. Frederick Ave. Suite
		500,Gaithersburg,MD 20877-2417. ISBN 0-935584-51-X
		I use this book nearly every day. I make my newbies Read
chapter 1
		"Calculating for Amount, Concentration, and Preparation of
Reagents" and
		work the problems before they can play in the lab. The
appendices for buffer
		preparation are copied and posted on the benches.

		Immunocytochemical Methods and Protocols, 2nd ed. Lorette C.
		ed., 1999. 
		Human Press, 999 Riverview Dr., Suite 208, Totowa, NJ 07512.

		ISBN  0-89603-570-0 
		This book gives "cookbook" style protocols for
		everything from antibody preparation to apoptosis to ISH.
Overviews are very
		readable and the protocols work.

		Immunoenzyme Multiple Staining Methods 
		C.M van der Loos
		Springer-Verlag, 2000,

		It is a MUST for any laboratory embarking on this
methodology, 188 pages of
		pearls of wisdom, and a steal at $55.  


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