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Pathology of Tumours

Nature volume 162, page 315 (28 August 1948) | Download Citation



IN all branches of biology where the experimental method, and the co-operation of the chemist and the physicist, are extending our knowledge of living things, it is still essential for the results of morphological inquiry not only to be preserved but also to be reviewed, summarized and restated in the light of contemporary opinions. The descriptive morphologist acquires his knowledge and judgment by long experience, which no interloper, however gifted with modern techniques, can hope to achieve in a short space of time as a subsidiary interest. This is particularly the case with microscopical work, where sound interpretation of the visual image usually requires long experience and training.

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