Books and a Journal
CONN’S BIOLOGICAL STAINS – 10th edition (2002)
Edited by R.W. Horobin and J.A. Kiernan, published by Bios Scientific Publishers, Oxford, UK. 555 pages. ISBN 1859960995. Information on dyes used as biological stains – the relevant physicochemical properties (e.g., chemical structure, solubility, purity of commercially available dyes), suitable analytical methods, and their applications in biological and medical sciences. Click here for more information and a table of contents. Buy this book
BIOTECHNIC & HISTOCHEMISTRY
A journal reporting investigations of biological stains and their applications, published by Informa Healthcare. Papers are published on topics as diverse as in situ hybridization, immunohistochemistry, image analysis and automation – as well as on more traditional staining and histochemistry, along with reports of results obtained with these and other methods in all branches of biology and medicine. From January 2012 this is an online-only journal, published in full color with no charges to authors (except for printed reprints, if requested). Click here to see more information about the Journal.
HISTORY OF STAINING – 3rd edition (1983)
Edited by G. Clark & F.H. Kasten, published by Williams & Wilkins, Baltimore. 304 pages. A unique account of the development of biological staining methods of all types, from dyes to immunostains: and of some of the pioneers of the methodologies. This book is out of print. Dr Kasten is working on a 4th edition. Click here to see the table of contents of the 3rd edition of this book. The first two editions (1933 and 1943) were by Harold Joel Conn (1886-1975). Search for a second-hand copy
Staining Procedures 4th edition (1981)
Edited by G. Clark, published by Williams & Wilkins, Baltimore. 518 pages. A historic listing of histological procedures used (with references included), including those by the Biological Stain Commission. This book also has a chemical reference and histological guide. This book is out of print though many reprints exist. The second and third editions (1960 and 1971) were also published by Williams & Wilkins, Baltimore.
Click here to read the most recently updated questions and answers, which are arranged by topics. Click here for a more elegant presentation of this FAQ (Version 1.3), in theIHCWORLD web site.