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Breathing life into histology

Tanya Grassi
Med J Aust 2010; 193 (3): 180.
Published online: 2 August 2010

Histology can be a dry subject. In medical curricula, it has suffered variably from overexposure to underexposure, to the point where graduates may feel perfectly comfortable identifying normal tissues under the light microscope, or squirm uncomfortably when confronted with the same at a multidisciplinary meeting. Finding a balance between pure information and visual references can be difficult and, to paraphrase Elvis, the reader is likely to plead, “a little less longwinded text, a few more pictures please”.

  • Tanya Grassi

  • South Eastern Sydney and Illawarra Area Health Service, NSW

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