Histology is the microscopic study of cells
and tissues. It is one of the disciplines that teaches us how the
organs of the body work, renew and repair themselves. A good
understanding of our microfabric is central to practically every form
of biological research, and certainly a necessity for those wanting to
more about the working of the human body.
Although we use the virtual microscope in
Anatomy A215, we would still like you to have some idea of the workings
of a traditional optical microscope. For those wanting to learn more
about the working of the optical microscope, the next few web pages will
illustrate the major components and how it is used.
Please don't leave anything out,
I want to see how a regular microscope works.