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Love Under the Microscope

As pathologists in training, we are constantly reminded that both human cellular responses and the most deadly medical conditions can be unexpectedly beautiful under the microscope. We are trained to be detail oriented and to understand disease in all its forms because abnormalities will only present to the eye that knows what to look for. This photo captures a normal prostatic gland with its characteristic double layer and irregular branching. The moment we diagnose a benign condition in a patient that is anxiously awaiting results is always rewarding. But, if, on top of that, we see heart-shape glands, it is inspiration.
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Health Sciences
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Invisible discoveries
Normal prostatic gland
Faculty of Health Sciences
School of Medicine
Department of Pathology and Molecular Medicine
Health, Wellness and the Determinants of Human Health
Patient-Oriented Research, Transformative Health Care and Health Promotion
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Kingston Health Sciences Centre
Photographer's name: 
Dalila Villalobos
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MD, Resident, Anatomical Pathology