September 18, 1948

Pathology of Tumours

JAMA. 1948;138(3):248. doi:10.1001/jama.1948.02900030080025

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The first part, 207 pages, deals with general pathologic aspects of tumors: definition, classification, "innocence and malignancy," experimental production, statistics, tumors in animals, mode of origin, structure and growth, direct spread, metastasis and hypothetic nature of neoplasia. The rest of the text, pages 208 to 992, covers systematically in 50 chapters the tumors in the different parts of the body. This is perhaps the most important, convenient source now available for thorough and reliable information about the pathologic aspects of individual tumors. There is a valuable list of select references at the end of each chapter, frequently with comments. In the case of main references and reviews, the authors' names are in capitals and the full titles are given. The 500 figures are all of personally studied structures, with emphasis on less familiar and special features. Needless repetition is avoided. There are many instructive reports of the author's own observations

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