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December 21, 1935

Human Pathology: A Textbook

JAMA. 1935;105(25):2099. doi:10.1001/jama.1935.02760510071035

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The first edition of this textbook appeared in 1926; this, the fourth edition in nine years, represents the efforts of the author "to keep the work wholly abreast of the times." This attempt is apparent in the careful way in which Dr. Karsner has revised the book. Many sections have been completely rewritten, new illustrations added or better ones substituted for previous ones, and the references at the close of each chapter modernized. The chapter on the general pathology of tumors has been rewritten, and much new material has been added to the sections on diseases of the blood, diseases of the nervous system, and the pathology of the ductless glands and of the granulomas. Other subjects have been revised in the light of newer information, making the work much more satisfactory for teachers and advanced students.

Criticism of this book is made difficult by the fact that the author

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