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The E-Sylum:  Volume 9, Number 22, May 28, 2006, Article 6

CORRECTION: PHOTOMICROGRAPHS

Nicholas M. Graver writes: "Please permit the mention of a wrong-word
in the latest fine issue of E-Sylum.   In the Book Review on Daughtrey's
"Looking at Lincoln Cents," there is mention that the book has many
fine 'microphotographs.'   It should have been "Photomicrographs."

Photomicrographs are highly-enlarged images (big pictures) made
through a microscope, where microphotographs are greatly-reduced
images (small pictures) such as micro-film, microfiche, or such.

This is a frequently encountered confusion.   Eastman Kodak's late
authority on scientific imaging, H. Lou Gibson, often pointed this
out to various individuals.  His favorite line: "Well if you don't
take my word for it, check in Webster's Dictionary!"   Of course,
Lou had contributed that entry in the dictionary, it was his
little private joke."

  Wayne Homren, Editor

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