March 8, 1952

Autopsy Diagnosis and Technic

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By Otto Saphir, M.D., Clinical Professor of Pathology, University of Illinois Medical School, Chicago. Foreword by Ludvig Hektoen, M.D. Third edition. Cloth. $6. Pp. 471, with 80 illustrations. Paul B. Hoeber, Inc. (medical book department of Harper & Brothers), 49 E. 33rd St., New York 16, 1951.

JAMA. 1952;148(10):875. doi:10.1001/jama.1952.02930100093033

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This popular book not only deals with the technique and legal implications of autopsy but also provides useful information concerning the diagnosis and evaluation of autopsy observations. It is a valuable supplement to the standard textbooks of pathology, and can be of great help to the beginner who is looking for quick orientation and guidance in a confusing field. Each region of the body is considered separately. The author's clear and facile diction in dealing with a dry subject deserves special comment. The book has proved its value to the student, to the practitioner who is occasionally called upon to perform an autopsy, and to the young pathologist, as evidenced by its appearance in a revised and enlarged third edition. Consideration of morphological characteristics in pathological diagnosis and establishment of the cause of death is emphasized more in this edition than in previous ones. New knowledge in the field of

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