Three Dimensions in Fine Structure

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Science  11 Jun 1965:
Vol. 148, Issue 3676, pp. 1480-1482
DOI: 10.1126/science.148.3676.1480


With some knowledge of perspective and by use of a perspective chart it is possible to construct an accurate three-dimensional illustration depicting the interrelation of tissue components from electron micrographs of serial sections of biological materials. Tracings of pertinent structures from electron micrographs are overlaid with a grid plane and subsequently redrawn on a perspective grid plane. The new tracings are then connected to one another in the most logical manner to form an illustration in perspective.