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Atlas of the Ear

By Scanning Electron Microscopy

  • Yasuo Harada

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. The Middle Ear

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  3. The Inner Ear and Vestibular Organs

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  4. The Cochlea

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  5. Morphological Changes of the Middle and Inner Ear

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      Pages 189-189

About this book

Introduction

The physiology of the semicircular canals was my main research interest before I began to study their morphology. In 1966, by utilizing the isolated semicircular canal of the frog, I was able to show that cell activity in the horizontal semicircular canal has the opposite polarity to that in the vertical canals, which was the first physiological proof of Ewald's law. Several transmitting electron microscope (TEM) studies had already reported on the morphology of the semicircular canal cristae; however, my morphological work was motivated by a strong desire to see whether the morphological polarity accorded to the physio­ logical polarity. In 1968 I happened to see the paper written by Dr David Lim, one of my close friends. His findings concerning the vestibular morphology, when examined by scanning electron microscopy (SEM), fascinated me a great deal because of the three-dimensional quality of the micro­ graphs. This stimulated me to become involved in vestibular morphol­ ogy. In the beginning, however, I faced many problems with specimen preparation for SEM, and the first few years were spent simply solving technical problems, especially those of artifacts. Many of the figures in this book have been photographed with a JEOL JSM U-3 scanning electron microscope over a decade. The sharpness of these pictures still, I think, bears comparison to the defi­ nition of those taken by the more sophisticated SEM scopes currently available.

Keywords

cell cells ear electron microscope electron microscopy membrane microscope microscopy morphology muscle physiology population quality research scanning electron microscope

Authors and affiliations

  • Yasuo Harada
    • 1
  1. 1.Hiroshima University Medical SchoolHiroshimaJapan

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-009-6598-0
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1983
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-94-009-6600-0
  • Online ISBN 978-94-009-6598-0
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