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Several links in some of these web pages were obsolete and have been updated or, in a few cases, deleted. If you find a link that doesn't work, please send me an email: jkiernan[AT]uwo.ca. (Replace [AT] with the @ sign.)

In the Neuroanatomy section:
A 35-page illustrated PDF document, Basic fnctional neuroanatomy was added in January 2024. It may be helpful for medical students and others in the allied health sciences.  
Revisions were made to Anatomical foundations of neuroscience, a much larger online offering derived from course notes provided to graduate students in the 1990s and 2000s.
Another 2024 addition is a
Glossary of Neuroanatomical Terms and Eponyms.  

In the Biological staining and Histochemistry section:
A link is now provided to the online Glossary of terms and eponyms used in histotechnology, histochemistry and immunohistochemistry published by the Biological Stain Commission (latest version April 2023). This continues to be revised and expanded from time to time. Notable features are extensive crosslinks between the entries, and explanations of terminology related to chemical and physical mechanisms involved in the methods.

The Command line utilities section
(mostly archaic) has been made less conspicuous but the zipped files are still available and the links to related web sites are still valid in Jan 2024. The command line utilities for calculating molecular weights, solution concentrations and properties of peptide sequences are in the Histochemistry section; they still work well and all three programs, including their documentation, use only about 300 kilobytes of disk space.  

DOI links are now provided for almost all John Kiernan's peer-reviewed papers.

Obtaining books by John Kiernan

Kiernan, J. A. (1987)  Introduction to Human Neuroscience. Philadelphia: Lippincott. ISBN 0397507925. 248 pages. Out of print but still available from Amazon and other sources.

Horobin, R.W. & Kiernan, J.A. (2002) Conn's Biological Stains. A Handbook of Dyes, Stains and Fluorochromes for Use in Biology and Medicine. 10th edition. Oxford, UK: BIOS Scientific Publishers. ISBN 1859960995 or
9781859960998. 555 pages. Publisher's web page.  Also available (new or used) from AbeBooks. (The original publisher has been taken over by Taylor & Francis.)

Kiernan, J. A. & Mason, I. (Eds) 2002. Microscopy and Histology for Molecular Biologists: A User's Guide. London: Portland Press. -  ISBN 1855781417 [hard cover];  ISBN 1855781565 [paperback]. Availability (AbeBooks).

Kumar, G. L. & Kiernan, J. A. (Eds) 2010. Education Guide: Special Stains and H & E. 2nd ed. Carpinteria, CA: Dako North America. 300 pages. (Dako is now part of Agilent Technologies.)  Download PDF file (the whole book, free) from this link.

The 10th edition of Barr's The Human Nervous System (2014) co-authored with Dr Nagalingam Rajakumar. Philadelphia: Wolters-Kluver. ISBN 9781451173277  Publisher's web page.  

The 5th edition of Histological and Histochemical Methods (2015)  Banbury, UK: Scion Publishing.  ISBN 9781907904325    See Scion's web page.  A related learning aid - questions with explained answers, for each chapter - is a free download (PDF file) from the publisher. Also available as an e-book.

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Last updated: January 2024