About Histology-World!


Frequently Asked Questions

Webmaster for Histology-World.....who are you?

Sarah Bellham

Why did you make Histology-World?

I started Histology-World because I noticed that my college anatomy and histology students found histology difficult and dry.  So I decided to try and make histology fun. I also wanted a resource for my anatomy and histology students....a place where I could recommend histology books, histology sites, and give them my histology hints.

Who writes the histology testbank questions? They are the same quality as the histology questions in some books I have bought.

I write the histology testbank questions. I have written and published test preparation questions for a couple of different publishers.  You may have bought material with questions I wrote in it.  The only difference with the histology test bank questions on Histology-World, is that the histology questions are free!

Can I contribute anything histology related to Histology-World?

Sure, contact me at sarah-AT-histology-world.com (replace "-AT-" with @) . 

If you have an idea for a histology game or histology gizmo, just let me know.

If you have histology images that you own the rights to and would like to have them published in the histology photoalbum, send me an e-mail.

I learned a lot of histology here and would like to show my appreciation.  Is there something I can do to show my support for this site?

Sure! Place a link to Histology-World on your website, blog, MySpace page, or Facebook page. Also, let your instructors know about Histology-World and suggest that they place a link to this site from their web site as well.  If you teach anatomy or histology, include a link to this site from your syllabus. Help spread the word that histology can be fun, beautiful and interesting!

I disagree with your explanation of the histology or I found an error... what should I do?

Please contact me at Sarah-AT-histology-world.com (replace "-AT-" with @) and let me know.

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Histology Image Credits

A. Malcolm Campbell, Ph.D.
Hyperlinked Human Histology
Davidson College

Albert Prieto-Marquez
Florida State University

Anatech Ltd.

Beatrice Public Schools


BioMed Central


Center for Disease Control

Dr. Charlotte L. Ownby
OSU Microscopy Laboratory
OSU College of Veterinary Medicine

Colorado HistoPrep

Corel Professional Photos Histology CD

Cutting Image Histology

Dartmouth College Electron Microscope Facility



Education Interactive, Human Histology Photo CD

Electron Microscopy Research Services
Newcastle University


Floris G. Wouterlood, Ph.D.
Department of Anatomy
VU Medisch Centrum, Amsterdam

Folio Biosciences

Forensic Science Communications

HAPS (The Human Anatomy & Physiology Society)

Harvey Kliman M.D., Ph.D.
Syncytial Knots are the Source of Placental CRH
Yale University School of Medicine

The Higher Education Academy Subject Centre for Medicine, Dentistry and Veterinary Medicine


Histopathology Reference Laboratory

J. Charles Jennette, M.D.
Nephropathology Laboratory
University of North Carolina

Jay Jerome, Ph.D., FAHA
EM Image Gallery
Vanderbilt University

Lance Rodenkirch
W.M Keck Laboratory for Biological Imaging
University of Wisconsin-Madison SMPH

Monash University

National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)

National Cancer Institute

National Cancer Institute's Surveillance, Epidemiology and End Results (SEER) Program

National Eye Institute

National Human Genome Research Institute

National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases

National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders

National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases

National Institute on Drug Abuse

National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences

National Institute of General Medical Sciences

National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke

NeuroScience Associates


Nivaldo Medeiros, M.D.
Atlas of Hematology

Paragon Bioservices

Susan Ott, M.D.
Osteoporosis and Bone Physiology
University of Washington

Tripod Image Gallery

Uniformed Services University

US Department of Agriculture

US Fish and Wildlife Service

Vallory Thatcher
Histology Library
Mt. Hood Community College

Wikimedia Commons

William A. Olexik
Montgomery College

William L. Todt, Ph.D.
Concordia College, Moorhead, Minnesota


Software Credits

Alive Tek (histology game show, Save Skelly)

Anfy Team (histology cool effects)

Bravenet (histology poll, histology greeting cards)

BWKC (histology flash intro)

Content Generator (histology games)

Coppermine Photo Gallery (histology photo album)

Dynamic Drive (menu)

Eclipse Crossword (histology crosswords)

Eric Harshbarger (histology concentration)

Flash-gear (histology jigsaw puzzle)

Java Botiuqe (histology games)

JavaScript Source (histology games)

Kewelbox.com (The Innards game)

Mike Hall (histology word search)

MJGuest (histology guestbook)

Novel Games (histology hiatus game)

Raptivity (histology interactive activities)

Real Applets (histology games)

Quiz Script Creator (histology practical)

Histology Text References

Atlas of Human Histology
Mariano S.H. diFiore

Color Atlas of Basic Histology (Lange Basic Science)
Irwin Berman

A Color Atlas of Histology
Dennis Strete, Ph.D.

Histology: A Text and Atlas
Michael H. Ross/Edward J. Reith

Human Anatomy
Elaine N Marieb; Jon Mallatt

Look-alikes in Histology (A Scope Publication)
Ira Rockford Telford

Manual of Hematology (A Scope Publication)
Paul Richard Reich, M.D.

Morphology of Human Blood Cells
L.W. Diggs, M.D., Dorothy Sturm, and Ann Bell, M.S

Stedman's Medical Dictionary