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This atlas was started during World War II, when the U. S. Navy Medical School had plenty of professional and technical help and the opportunity to use pathological material from that school and also from the Army Institute of Pathology, Johns Hopkins Hospital and Georgetown University Medical School. The Deputy Surgeon General, Rear Admiral Lamont Pugh, gives due credit to the many persons whose devoted service over a period of years produced this excellent book. The initial definitive move was made by Dr. Charles Geschickter, then on duty at the Naval Medical School and Capt. Paul Wilson, commandant of the school at the time. Dr. Geschickter bore the brunt of the work until he was released from active duty; then it was taken up by Comdr. W. W. Ayres, chief of pathology at the Naval Medical School. Physicians cannot intelligently practice medicine without a sound education in pathology. This handy
Color Atlas of Pathology: Hematopoietic System, Reticulo-Endothelial System, Respiratory Tract, Cardiovascular System, Liver, Alimentary Tract, Kidney and Urinary Tract, Musculoskeletal System. JAMA. 1951;145(11):853. doi:10.1001/jama.1951.02920290079027