This is the first in a series of books providing a forum for investigators from many disciplines to present their data on the microcirculation. This edition includes four papers by contributors from Gothenburg (three) and Hamburg who discuss microvascular physiology and anatomy of bone marrow, peripheral nerves, and pancreas. A concluding section is devoted to biomicroscopic techniques. Liberal illustrations facilitate comprehension of the complex methodology and physiology. The biography is current and comprehensive.