Re: Histology Reference Book Recommendations

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From:Shirley Powell <> (by way of histonet)
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 Hi Kevin,   The first place to look is NSH at <<> in educational resources, they have an extensive
list available.  You can find other links to histology professionals. 
You might try Amazon at 
<<> and search under histotechnology for
references.  It may be hard to find just one reference to cover
generally all aspects of histology, for as many disciplines that employ
histology, one book will not be enough.  Hope this helps. Shirley

Kevin Brent Smith wrote: 


Dear Histonetters,

Forgive me for either phrasing my previous request too ambiguously or
for sounding a bit too lazy. I think the question was reasonable
considering that two private responses I have received asked me to
forward any private responses answering my original request. Of course,
there were no privately send answers nor public replies on the
listserv. So, I will ask again.

I would appreciate recommendations for a general, comprehensive
reference source for histological sample prep, fixing, staining
techniques if one exists. A college level text book may be what I am
looking. Our bookstore doesn't have what I need and the web booksellers
don't really give adequate information about available books to make a
reasonable judgement.

There are many histology books available at the library. However,I
would prefer a more current collection of protocols (than my library
owns, anyway). I know, I know, there is really nothing new in
histology.... except that half the reagents used in those were
hazardous in one way or another and have been replaced in current

There are also many decent internet histology sites. They contain much
information but I haven't found one which I would consider complete or
comprehensive. Feel free to recommend any sites that I might have

Thanks again,

Kevin Smith University of Louisville Dept. of Biology



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