In the late 1990ies, Prof. Donald K. MacCallum put together an extremely
useful hands-on histology lab manual that was based on his experience
from teaching histology to many generations of University of
Michigan students. Unfortunately, that original digital manual
is no longer compatible with today's computer systems. The authors
have updated and revised the original manual as an eBook version
that allows histology learners to link the theoretical knowledge
acquired in lectures and textbooks with the appearance of cells
and organs as seen through a light microscope. Starting with
a chapter on staining methods and histological artifacts, the
four volumes cover all basic tissues, organs and organ systems
of the human body. Images of superb histological preparations
produced by Prof. MacCallum are accompanied by a concise description
that highlights the important aspects of each tissue's structure
and correlates the appearance of these tissues at the light microscope
level with their cellular organization and functions. Brief multiple
choice quizzes for each chapter reinforce major learning objectives.
Stephen C. Kempf has been a faculty member at Auburn University in
Alabama since 1985 where he teaches courses in Histology and
Vertebrate Development and also pursues research focused on the
histological and ultrastructural aspects of Symbiodinium (zooxanthella)
symbiosis and Molluscan larval neurodevelopment. He may be contacted
Michael Hortsch is an Associate Professor in the Department of
Cell and Developmental Biology at the University of Michigan Medical
School in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Since 1991 he has taught medical
and dental Histology and in 2012 he received the University of
Michigan Medical School's Kaiser Permanente Award for Excellence
in Pre-clinical Teaching. His "SecondLook eHistology" iPad app
was the winner of the 2013 University of Michigan Provost's Teaching
Innovations Prize (http://www.med.umich.edu/lrc/secondlook/). He
may be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Donald K. MacCallum retired in 2003 from the University of Michigan
as a Professor in the Department of Cell and Developmental Biology.
During his 34 years of tenure at the University of Michigan he
was not only an extraordinary histologist and researcher, but also
a dedicated teacher at both the Dental and the Medical School.
Most of the superb histological images in the eBook are the result
of his own work, reflecting his uncompromising pursuit of excellence.
- 26 chapters covering all basic tissues and major organs/organ
systems of human histology
- More than 1100 high quality histological images on 724 pages
- 236 image-based multiple choice review questions
- Volume 1: Introduction, Epithelia, Connective Tissue, Cartilage,
- Volume 2: Muscle, Nervous System, Eye, Ear, Circulatory System,
- Volume 3: Respiratory System, Integument, Oral Glands, Oral
Cavity, Gastrointestinal Tract, Liver, Gall Bladder & Pancreas
- Volume 4: Endocrine Organs, Urinary System, Male Reproductive
System, Female Reproductive System, Mammary Gland
"Don MacCallum's Michigan Histology" is complemented by the Michigan
Histology Virtual Slide Collections, which can be accessed for
free via the Internet at http://histology.med.umich.edu/schedule/medical.
Currently the manual requires an iPad running iBooks 1.3.1 or later
and iOS 4.3.3 or later. When Apple's new Mavericks operating
system is available it will be possible to use this manual on
any MacIntosh computer running that system.
A free sample consisting of two chapters from Vol. 1 is available
at Apple's iTunes bookstore. Each complete volume of "Don MacCallum's
Michigan Histology" can be downloaded for $9.99. All proceeds
go to the University of Michigan and Auburn University.
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Questions or comments:
Please contact Dr. Kempf at email@example.com and/or Dr. Hortsch