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June 14, 1976

Pediatric Surgical Pathology

Author Affiliations

Texas Children's Hospital Houston

JAMA. 1976;235(24):2656. doi:10.1001/jama.1976.03260500060038

The pediatric pathologist remains a generalist, maintaining a broad range of interest focused only on disease in early life. Dehner's approach in this volume is general; nothing else would do. His work is divided into 16 chapters, each dealing with an organ system and covering all aspects of systemic pathology. Photographs are abundant and pertinent, although the captions do not always adequately identify the illustrated material. The references make up a significant aspect of the volume, occupying almost 20% of the text. These references are timely, useful, and essential where the text provides a brief summary of unusual aspects of disease.

The treatment in each of the chapters covers the range of diseases encountered in a children's hospital or a general hospital pediatric unit. The section on skin and supporting adnexae is the longest chapter and contains within it a classification of skin lesions in infants and children to be