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Practical Microscopy: an Introduction to Microscopical Methods


IN this third edition the author (whom death has recently claimed) has revised the text and introduced much new matter, particularly in the chapters dealing with the design of the microscope, choice of an instrument, objectives and accessories, and many of the newest models and pieces of apparatus are illustrated. The chapter on the practical optics of the microscope is exceedingly good, and gives all the essentials of the subject in simple form. A chapter on photo-micrography is included. The section on microscopical technique gives an excellent summary of the essentials of the subject—fixing, hardening, section cutting, staining and mounting—and the budding microscopist will find that it will carry him a long way in his work. Tables, formulæ, and a useful bibliography are included in an appendix.

Practical Microscopy: an Introduction to Microscopical Methods.


F. Shillington


By. Third edition. Pp. ix + 332. (London: Baillière, Tindall, and Cox, 1926.) 8s. 6d. net.

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H., R. Practical Microscopy: an Introduction to Microscopical Methods . Nature 119, 557 (1927).

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