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Microscope Stands

Nature volume 88, page 515 (15 February 1912) | Download Citation



THE correspondence which has ensued on the interesting article on the above subject which appeared in NATURE of December 21, 1911, has afforded much material for reflection. There must be a best possible design for a microscope stand, but it is evident that the one required by the expert amateur is different from that which is acceptable and advantageous to the professional in the laboratory. The former demands, and can witxi advantage utilise, many refinements that never appeal to the latter. The best English microscopes undoubtedly supply the needs of the expert—that appears to be admitted—and assuming that the design of the Continental instrument is preferred in the laboratory, it might be that the worker would derive fuller benefit from his microscope if only some additional conveniences were at his disposal and he knew how to use them.

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