Quantitative Methods in Histology.
Journal/Book: J. med. Lab. Technol. (1970) 27 160-170. 1970;
Abstract: Departments of Pathology the University and the General Hospital Newcastle upon Tyne England Received October 1969 SUMMARY Methods of counting and sizing tissue structures in histological sections appeared in the anatomical literature about 50 years ago. These methods were often excessively laborious and probably for this reason among others they went into abeyance. During the past 10 to 15 years there has been a renewal of interest in quantitative histology but the approach is now different. Methods based an considerations of geometrical probability have been imported from other sciences chiefly geology or have been specifically devised. Results are assessed in rigorous statistical terms. Some of these newer more rapid yet efficient methods are described and the Appendixes show how geometrical probability may be exploited. ___MH