[Histonet] New book for my library???

Paul Bradbury histology.bc <@t> shaw.ca
Wed Jan 30 23:36:03 CST 2008

Hi Shelly,

I have been one of the contributing authors to this text since the first 
edition came out in the late 70's. It was originally put together by 
John Bancroft and Alan Stevens, plus a host of other histologists when 
we all still lived in England. Many of the original chapters and their 
content were discussed in the pubs in and around Nottingham and required 
many pints of beer before the final drafts were produced.

In my opinion, and I may be somewhat biased, it is an excellent text 
and, as the title suggests, effectively balances the theoretical aspects 
with sound, proven practical procedures, unlike other texts which either 
are "recipe manuals" or pure theory. The authors are all well respected 
histologists or pathologists with vast amounts of experience in their 

Fortunately, as one of the authors, I get free copies, but I must admit 
$200 is a lot of money for a book. If your lab can buy it on your 
behalf, then without a doubt, get it. If it is your own hard-earned 
cash, I think I would still be very tempted to get it. I don't think you 
will regret your purchase.

Paul Bradbury
Kamloops, Canada

Shelly Coker wrote:
> Hello all,
>   I am considering adding a new text to my library:  Theory and Practice of Histological Techniques by John D. Bancroft and Marilyn Gamble.  Does anyone own this book?  And if so, what do you think of it?  The biggest reason I am hesitating is that the book is close to $200 and if it really isn't useful, I would rather not spend the money!
>   Thanks,
>   Shelly 
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