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My textbook is pretty good, but the atlas I have blows. What is the best histology atlas money can buy? Thanks
 

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I like Lange's much better than Wheaters (I have both, but almost never use Wheaters).
 

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I like Lange's much better than Wheaters (I have both, but almost never use Wheaters).
Dr. MOM, what the exact title of Lange's. I couldn't find it at amazon. Thanks
 

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It's:

Basic Histology
by Luis Carl Junqueira, L. Carlos Junqueira, Robert O. Kelley
ISBN: 0838505902

I've heard better things about it as a text than Wheater's, but Wheater's is a better atlas with nice colour pictures. Junquiera may also be too in depth for an MS1. Try asking upper years at your school what was best for them.
 

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We use "Histology: A Text and Atlas" by Ross, Rommrell and Kaye. Another atlas used is "Color Atlas of Histolgy" by Gartner and Hiatt.
 

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I like HistoTime. It's a CD atlas.
 

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I see Junqueira as more of a mini-text than an "atlas". I feel that it provides a good description of basic normal histology and function. It provided a good overview of subject matter, but wasn't indepth enough for my schools program, which was combined with cell bio, and thus physiology/biochem heavy.

I found it to be much more useful in pathology when I needed a quick, down and dirty, review of normal histo before attacking path slides.

I did waste money on di Fiore's atlas of histology, which I found useless. Several of my classmates swear by it, though. It is composed of color drawings instead of photos.
 

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I didn't mean the Lange's text. There is an atlas that goes along with it and has much better pictures than Wheater's.

Here's the book I was referring to
Color Atlas of Basic Histology

It doesn't have much explanation, though, but works well with the text.
 

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I have both Wheater's and Gartner. Wheater's rocks! I'm using that more than my text as well (Junquiera)
 

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I'll add my vote for Wheaters

I used an earlier edition but the new one on Amazon has a CD-ROM which might be quite good.

Has anyone tried this CD (or any others out)?
 

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For whomever has to take the NBME "shelf", whatever text you use make sure you look at a lot of EMs.

I used Junqueira and Wheater's (plus had my own microscope and looked at a lot of slides). The upshot is that Wheater's becomes fairly valuable in Pathology. They also have a pathophysiology atlas that is pretty [email protected] as well.
 

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i use gartner..a friend gave it to me.. ...its pretty good...also very protable. easy to carry.

i barely pay attention in histo lab ..all i do is go over that atlas..and its working pretty well for me.
 

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I wouldn't say Wheater's 'rocks my world' but it's... good. I find histo sort of boring actually, never bother going to the labs, and wheater's makes up the deficit. Pathohistology is five thousand times more interesting and that's what the main emphasis is on (at least in my school).
 

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I use Wheater's myself in combo with the "Histology Learning System" developed at BU Med.

www.bu.edu/histology (with the following disclaimer)
The copyrighted materials on this site are intended for use by students, staff and faculty of Boston University. Access is restricted to computers on the Boston University and Boston University School of Medicine campuses. This database of images, including all the routes into the database, is now commercially available as a multiplatform interactive CD-ROM that is packaged with a printed Guide. The 230-page Guide provides a structured approach to the images in a context designed to make histology intuitive and understandable. Oxford University Press is the publisher (ISBN 0-19-515173-9), and the title is "A Learning System in Histology: CD-ROM and Guide" (2002).

The gude/CD is about ~$50 if you are interested, so go to the Oxford- USA site if you are interested.

Good luck & remember that histo is the key to path-- which is the key to everything else in medicine, including free autopsies.

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Originally posted by drhillary
I use Wheater's myself in combo with the "Histology Learning System" developed at BU Med.

www.bu.edu/histology (with the following disclaimer)

Good luck & remember that histo is the key to path-- which is the key to everything else in medicine, including free autopsies.

~drhillary
hey, thanx for the link. That is a great site. There are ~10 med schools that have Histo sites.. that I know of!

I hear that 'histo is the key to path' alot from the MS2's that are our TA's for Histo lab. We joke around and socialize so much during lab that I don't mind it. We have this concise video introducing us to each tissue type/organ system and then an hour of leisurely going through slides and using our Wheater's to identify what we're looking for. The most helpful is the TA's summarized notes on the board and their perusing for the cells on a televised microscope. Something new our year is the visiting pathologist that comes every now and then and demonstrated to us pathological manifestions of the day's organ. It's fresh slides that she just had that day- which makes it real practical and interesting.

just glad that in 8 hours is the test and it'll be onto dissection. yipee! :D
 

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All I could remember is that Di Fiore's sucks!!!! Wheathers is nice but nothing beats looking at the slides or as an alternative pictures of actual slides labeled by your professors!

I don't know, but it worked for me when I was in my first year!