This is the sixth edition of an established textbook. When first issued in 1954, edited by Greep, it was titled Histology. The new title, which has evolved over the last few editions, reflects a change in the discipline of histology to encompass more of the fields of cell biology and biochemistry.
Although the change in emphasis is apparent in each of the chapters, it is most noticeable in the first three. These early chapters present a detailed review of the cell and the techniques by which it can be studied. This section is both excellent and comprehensive. This is quite an accomplishment, considering that most introductory cell biology texts now run in excess of 1000 pages. The chapter "Histochemistry and Cytochemistry" is especially well written.
The book has 37 chapters written by 29 different groups of authors, all recognized authorities on their topics. Although individual styles are evident, the book