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In this edition MacCallum's textbook has been thoroughly revised, particularly with reference to the fields of endocrine disturbance, vitamin deficiencies and virus infections. The general purpose of the author remains unchanged, and the subject of pathology is approached from the aspect of etiology and pathogenesis. The morphologic and functional aspects of disease are considered in their manifestations in the body as a whole, rather than as they affect various organs individually. Such an approach is especially valuable to beginning students, as they in this way develop the habit of thinking of disease as it affects the patient as a whole. This textbook has long been a favorite with both students and teachers of pathology because of its superb illustrations and charming style. The book is intended for beginners and for that reason many subjects are treated quite briefly; references to the literature, however, chosen by the author "to direct the
A Text-Book of Pathology. JAMA. 1936;107(23):1917. doi:10.1001/jama.1936.02770490071039