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Histopathology and the future
  1. D. L. Gardner
  1. Division of Experimental Pathology, Kennedy Institute, London


    A plea is made for a revolution in diagnostic histopathology. In the present account a brief analysis is given of the drawbacks to existing methods used in the histopathological laboratory and suggestions are made for research in those methods which could lead to progress in the speed and sensitivity of diagnosis and to great economies in histopathological practice. The abolition or replacement of certain techniques used at present is proposed.

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    • 1 Based on a talk given at an Association of Clinical Pathologists Symposium on the `Emerging pattern of pathology services' held at St Stephen's Hospital, London, on 17 January 1969.