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Introduction to histology
Introduction to histology

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Figure 3 Two sections across the wall of the aorta from a child; (a) is stained conventionally with haematoxylin and eosin; (b) is stained with elastic Van Gieson which identifies the elastin fibres (black) in the media of the artery and the collagen (red) in the adventitia.

 1.4 Identifying cells and structures