Histology: An Interactive Virtual Microscope

Producer: Sinauer Associates, Inc.

This two-volume computer program recreates the look and feel of a microscope in an intuitive, browser-based interface. Histology requires both an understanding of the cellular structure of organs and tissues and the ability to recognise tissues at the microscopic level. While extensive practice with the microscope is not essential in the modern health care setting, histology remains an image-intensive discipline. By presenting nested images at increasing magnification, Histology: An Interactive Virtual Microscope provides a sense of scale and proportion that cannot be achieved in a standard histology text or atlas. Moreover, the text descriptions and labeled images offer flexibility (students can study at any computer) and opportunities for small-group learning (several students can examine the images together), yet provide guidance for independent study.


Year of production: 2002
Medium: CD-ROM
System requirements: Windows 95/98/NT/2000/ME/XP, Macintosh OS 7 or later, Netscape Communicator 4.5 / Internet Explorer 5 or later (the latter recommended)
Price: US$39.95 (CD1 + CD2)

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