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May 13, 1961

Pathology: A Dynamic Introduction to Medicine and Surgery

JAMA. 1961;176(6):555-556. doi:10.1001/jama.1961.03040190077038

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This new and comprehensive textbook of pathology emphasizes the dynamic course of tissue changes in disease rather than the static morphological appearances usually presented. It is printed in small but clear type, with a few original tables, but without a single drawing or photograph to illustrate the gross or microscopic changes which may be encountered. The simple paper binding and the absence of illustrations make possible a handy and relatively inexpensive product with slight loss in durability and ease of reading.

The terse and staccato simple sentence style produces a somewhat dogmatic didactic effect which is lightened by incidental personal remarks or rare glints of humor. There are 4 introductory chapters on general pathological processes, 4 longer discussions of the various infections, 4 chapters on noninfective disorders, and 4 chapters on diseases related to pregnancy, infancy, or neoplasms. These are followed by 14 chapters on the special pathology of the

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