December 15, 1934

A Text-Book of Pathology

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Edited by E. T. Bell, M.D., Professor of Pathology in the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis. Second edition. Cloth. Price, $8.50. Pp. 767, with 366 illustrations. Philadelphia: Lea & Febiger, 1934.

JAMA. 1934;103(24):1879. doi:10.1001/jama.1934.02750500061026

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This edition, enlarged and revised, is an improvement, as new material has been added. The book contains sufficient pathologic physiology and clinical data to make it a more interesting and more suitable book than the older textbooks that are confined largely to the descriptive morbid anatomic and microscopic changes. The text is concise, the language is simple, the style is easy, and the sentences are noted for their short and clear cut expressions. The first portion consists of a section on general pathology, perhaps too brief, but which if supplemented by lectures would meet the purpose in the average course of study. The section on tumors can be considered adequate. A great part of the book is taken up with special pathology, which is treated in an excellent and concise manner. Illustrations are for the most part adequate. Perhaps a few statements might be questioned. Rheumatic fever is not generally

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