Ed's Basic Histology Gallery

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This site was placed originally for the medical students at Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences in Kansas City.

Since then, I have been delighted that many other learners at all levels have found it helpful.

This site introduces basic concepts of histology actively, without having to schedule classroom time.

Especially if you plan a career in medicine or bioscience, you will need basic histology competency in the years ahead.

KCUMB Students who complete this exercise can expect to be successful on the first histology signoff. (We are considering this as a requirement for completing the first unit of the new curriculum.)

In this exercise, you will be required to identify, all by yourself, under a real microscope with a flesh-and-blood instructor, EACH of the following:

We hope you enjoy the dynamic approach to histology. We encourage you to ask at any time, "What is this cell DOING?"

Click here if you hate studying histology.

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  1. Cells and Fibers
  2. Cells in Relationship
  3. Some Large Cells
  4. More Epithelium and Fibrous Tissue
  5. Nuclei and Cytoplasm
  6. Nuclei at Low Magnification
  7. Some Abnormally Large Nuclei
  8. Nucleoli
  9. More Nucleoli
 10. Still More Nucleoli
 11. Heterochromatin and Euchromatin
 12. More Heterochromatin and Euchromatin
 13. Looking At Nuclei
 14. Cancer Nuclei
 15. Mitotic Figures
 16. Mitotic Figures
 17. Mitotic Figures
 18. Mitotic Figures
 19. Mitotic Figures
 20. Introducing Red Blood Cells
 21. More Red Blood Cells
 22. Arteries and Veins
 23. A Larger Artery
 24. A Small Vein
 25. A Capillary
 26. Another Capillary
 27. A Small Artery
 28. Artery and Vein
 29. Artery Branchpoint
 30. Dilated Lymphatic Vessel
 31. Another Big Lymphatic
 32. A Slender Lymphatic Vessel
 33. A Collapsed Lymphatic Vessel
 34. Cancer Cells in a Lymphatic Vessel
 35. Neutrophils and Hemorrhage
 36. Neutrophils in Smooth Muscle
 37. Neutrophils in Tissue Fluid
 38. Neutrophils in Pus
 39. Neutrophils in Dead Tissue
 40. Neutrophils in Acute Pneumonia
 41. Neutrophils in Hemorrhagic Pneumonia
 42. Lymphocytes in Tissue Section
 43. More Lymphocytes in Tissue Section
 44. Another Group of Lymphocytes
 45. Lymphocytes and Neutrophils
 46. Large Lymphoid Aggregate
 47. Lymphocytes and Giant Cells
 48. Lymphocytes in Edema
 49. Lymphatic Channel in Inflammation
 50. Small Blood Vessel
 51. Lymphocytes and Plasma Cells
 52. Dense Irregular Connective Tissue
 53. Smooth Muscle, Longitudinal Section
 54. Smooth Muscle, Low Magnification
 55. Smooth Muscle, Longitudinal and Cross Sections
 56. Smooth Muscle, Interlacing Bundles
 57. Smooth Muscle, Cross Section
 58. Smooth Muscle vs. Dense Connective Tissue
 59. Smooth Muscle in Arterial Wall
 60. Inner Circular, Outer Longitudinal
 61. Skeletal Muscle, Longitudinal Section
 62. Skeletal Muscle, Cross Section
 63. Muscle Vasculature
 64. White Fat
 65. White Fat and its Vessels
 66. White Fat, Low Magnification
 67. White Fat, High Magnification
 68. Fat in a Gland
 69. White Fat with Capillary
 70. Brown Fat
 71. More Brown Fat
 72. Simple Cuboidal Epithelium
 73. Mucin-Producing Columnar Epithelium
 74. Short Columnar Epithelium (Exocrine Glands)
 75. Exocrine Pancreas
 76. Cuboidal Epithelium, Thyroid
 77. Eccrine Sweat Glands
 78. Columnar Epithelium, Stomach
 79. Columnar Epithelium, Higher Magnification
 80. Malignant Epithelium
 81. Cuboidal Epithelium, Two Layers
 82. Columnar Epithelium, Mucus-Secreting
 83. Small Intestinal Crypts
 84. Ciliated Epithelium
 85. Intestinal Columnar Epithelium
 86. Ciliated Epithelium of Oviduct
 87. Ciliated Epithelium of Airway
 88. Columnar Epithelium and Smooth Muscle
 89. Stratified Squamous Epithelium, Smoker's Lung
 90. Stratified Squamous Epithelium, Mucosa
 91. Stratified Squamous Epithelium, Thick
 92. Stratified Squamous Epithelium, Glycogen-Rich
 93. Stratified Squamous Epithelium, Lower Layers
 94. Stratified Squamous Epithelium
 95. Hair Follicle
 96. Endothelium (A Simple Squamous Epithelium)
 97. Macrophages
 98. Review: Cancer
 99. Review: Neutrophils in Loose Connective Tissue
100. Review: Island of Langerhans

Here are links to other teaching materials that I have prepared. They have NOT been peer-reviewed.

Here are some other histology sites. To my knowledge, they have not been peer-reviewed.

All the photos were taken by me. The tissue is from the old university hospital.

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We plan to add organ histology. Come back soon.

Special thanks to Bill Glosser for his help with the imaging.

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