By William Boyd, M.D., M.R.C.P., F.R.S.C., Professor of Pathology in the University of Manitoba. Cloth. Price, $10. Pp. 888, with 298 illustrations. Philadelphia: Lea & Febiger, 1931.
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This is a companion piece to the author's Surgical Pathology. The two volumes look alike, although published by different firms. A few borderline diseases are described in both volumes, an overlapping that is probably unavoidable and perhaps desirable. Many of the illustrations in Surgical Pathology are also in this new work. The author states that he has not confined himself to the strict limits of morbid anatomy but has allowed himself to wander rather freely in the realms of pathologic physiology. This attempt to correlate symptoms with lesions is the most distinctive feature of the treatise and receives due emphasis in the charming foreword by Barker, accompanying the preface. It is altogether natural to find this later work written in a more agreeable style than the earlier one. There is something of lure and camaraderie in the way the reader is led on by such expressions as "we have just
The Pathology of Internal Diseases.. JAMA. 1931;96(12):973. doi:10.1001/jama.1931.02720380061034