It is said that there are two kinds of textbooks. "American model" is a book that tries to sell itself to the reader and attract him/her with readable text with numerous pictures and diagrams, so that his studies go smoothly. The second model is the so–called "Russian" – textbooks that simply provide the material and "who does not understand it, has got nothing to do here". I firmly believe that we have managed to create the first model. I do not want to describe the incredible amount of work at length we devoted to it. I’d rather find a spot in silence somewhere in the corner, and I believe that all texts and pictures which we have prepared with co–authors, will make your studies of this beautiful, yet underrated science, histology, simpler. As a pathologist, I also know that histology is not an unnecessary discipline, but rather a fundamental building block for understanding the pathology – associated science, every physician will work with. And do not look for anything cynical in this statement.
(foreword from the beginning of first edition of Memorix Histology)