Access to paid content on this site is currently suspended due to excessive activity being detected from your IP address Please contact the publisher to request reinstatement.
September 29, 1962

Mechanisms of Disease: An Introduction to Pathology

Author Affiliations

By R. Pérez-Tamayo. Pp. 512. W. B. Saunders, Philadelphia, 1961.

JAMA. 1962;181(13):1150. doi:10.1001/jama.1962.03050390052018

This article is only available in the PDF format. Download the PDF to view the article, as well as its associated figures and tables.


In reading the Mechanisms of Disease: An Introduction to Pathology by Ruy Pérez-Tamayo, it is obvious that single author texts can still be written and be useful. On studying this book, one is impressed by the clarity of thought and the vividness of the flowing language. From beginning to end, it is a brilliant exposition on the basic introductory aspects of cellular pathology, coupled with a coherent view of disease entities as they constitute a disturbance in homeostasis. Every chapter ends with a well selected, comprehensive reference list, sometimes enumerating more than 450 articles on the subject. This aspect of the text is in itself a boon of immeasurable value to the inquisitive reader.

The publishers must be congratulated for the excellence and the presentableness of this text. The photomicrographs and the photographs are reproduced well on glossy paper and the double column printing of the text adds ease and

First Page Preview View Large
First page PDF preview
First page PDF preview