DiFiore’s Atlas of Histology with Functional Correlations 11th Edition
Although the research in numerous and different areas of science continues to produce valuable new results, histology remains one of the fundamental sciences that is essential in understanding and interpreting this new knowledge. In preparing the DiFiore’s Atlas of Histology with Functional Correlations 11th Edition, the author maintained its unique and traditional approach, namely, providing the student with realistic, full-color composite and idealized illustrations of histologic structures.
Added to the illustrations are actual photomicrographs of similar structures. This unique approach has become a popular trademark of the atlas. In addition, all structures have been directly correlated with the most important and
essential functional correlations. This approach allows the student to learn histologic structure and their major functions at the same time, without spending additional time on reference books. The images and information presented in this format in the atlas have served the needs of undergraduate, graduate, medical, veterinary, and biologic science students in numerous previous editions. The present edition continues to address the needs of present or future students of histology.
Changes in the diFiore’s Atlas of Histology with Functional Correlations 11th Edition
Several significant changes that have been incorporated into this atlas are presented in detail
• All introductory chapters and all sections with functional correlations have been updated and expanded to reflect the new scientific information and interpretations.
• Each chapter is followed by a comprehensive summary in the form of an easy-to-follow outline.
• All remaining old illustrations from previous editions have been replaced with new, original, and digitized color illustrations. All other illustrations that were not originally digitized have been recolorized to improve their appearance.
• Transmission electron micrographs of skeletal muscle have been added to the muscle chapter to illustrate the details of individual muscle fibers and their sarcomeres.
• Scanning and transmission electron micrographs of the podocytes and their unique associations with the capillaries in the renal corpuscles have been added to the chapter on the kidney.
Thus, the current edition of the atlas should serve as a valuable supplement in histology laboratories where traditional histology is taught with microscopes and glass slides, or where computer-based images are used as a substitute for microscopes, or in which a combination of both technologies are used simultaneously.