Gray, Peter University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
- Fixation and preservation
- Stains and staining
- Mounting media
- Preparation of mounts
- Smears and squashes
- Finishing and storing slides
- Additional Reading
The art of preparing objects for examination under the microscope and of preserving objects so prepared. Few objects yield useful information if examined without such preparation, which may involve, in addition to preliminary preservation, hardening, rendering transparent, selective coloration of parts, and cutting into thin slices.
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