Assoc. Prof. Ivan Varga, MD, Ph.D.
Assoc. Prof. Ivan Varga, MD, Ph.D.
editor
Deputy Head of the Institute of histology and embryology, Faculty of Medicine, Komenský University, Bratislava, Slovakia

It’s now been almost four years since I got the first chapter of Memorix Anatomy to review. The team of authors consisted mostly of medical students, which was revolutionary! I thought how wonderful it would be to write in a histology book in similar spirit. We managed to inspire the Rado Hudák to organize a team of authors from several medical faculties from the Czech Republic and Slovakia. It was a formidable task, and in addition to the actual creation of chapters, we spent weeks with discussion over the accuracy of different views. Our graphic designers repeatedly edited pictures based on our requests... Today, however, it seems that my wish was fulfilled. Neurohistologist Ramon Y Cajal compared the various cells of the neural tissue to "fragile and elegant butterflies of the soul" in 1937. I believe that you will also see similar gorgeous cells in your microscopes and that the exploration of the human body will bring you more joy than trouble.

(foreword from the beginning of first edition of Memorix Histology)