Von Dr. Hermann Pfeiffer, o. ö. Professor und Vorstand der Lehrkanzel für allgemeine und experimentelle Pathologie an der Universität Graz. Second edition. Paper. Price, 22.50 marks. Pp. 649, with 64 illustrations. Berlin: Urban & Schwarzenberg, 1927.
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From the title one might expect that a considerable portion of this work is devoted to explaining how experimentation has assisted in explaining the origin and results of disease. But such is not the case. Nor is it apparent that one aim in its writing has been suggestions for the study of disease experimentally. It is essentially a treatise on pathologic physiology with some reference to the underlying chemical changes. An attempt is made to consider all the causes, extrinsic and intrinsic, responsible for disease. As a result the discussion of some, animal parasites and filtrable viruses, for example, is the scanty minimum sufficient to secure a measure of completeness. Nor is the field covered limited to general pathology, for diseases of the blood, respiratory organs and circulatory organs are discussed separately, likewise those of the hypophysis cerebri, thymus, suprarenal glands, and other organs of internal secretion. Many errors and
Allgemeine und experimentelle Pathologie nach Vorlesungen für Studierende und Aerzte.. JAMA. 1927;89(16):1358-1359. doi:10.1001/jama.1927.02690160066044