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November 13, 1954

Lectures on General Pathology Delivered at the Sir William Dunn School of Pathology, University of Oxford, Oxford, England

JAMA. 1954;156(11):1125. doi:10.1001/jama.1954.02950110087037

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This excellent book is made up of articles by 10 distinguished English pathologists. It treats disease from the viewpoint of the causes and nature of the fundamental changes, and the handling of the various subjects is more than adequate. The text is of a superior character, and the illustrations and charts are uniformly good. The main sources are taken from the English literature, but it does not appear that there have been any major omissions, although American studies may not be adequately presented. In a multiauthored book, it would seem preferable to have the names of the authors at the chapter headings and perhaps also at the tops of the pages that they contribute. This book should be useful chiefly as a reference book for pathologists, trained and in training, and for students who desire an extensive discussion of the subjects of general pathology. There is much that would be

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