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January 22, 1997

Ackerman's Surgical Pathology

Author Affiliations

University of Southern California School of Medicine Los Angeles

JAMA. 1997;277(4):345. doi:10.1001/jama.1997.03540280083039

" 'Monomania' from Karl Heinrich Baumgärtner's Kranken-Physiognomik (Stuttgart: L. F. Rieger, 1842)." From Seeing the Insane, by Sander L. Gilman, 252 pp, with illus, paper, $30, ISBN 0-8032-7064-X, Lincoln, Neb, University of Nebraska Press, 1982, 1996.

The publication of the eighth edition of Ackerman's Surgical Pathology, the third under the aegis of Juan Rosai, is a welcome event for surgical pathologists. Since the last edition in 1989, the field of surgical pathology has continued to expand at an exponential rate. To reflect these advances, the new edition has been completely revised and updated. Dr Rosai again has succeeded in condensing the new information into a concise but comprehensive and readable text, maintaining the standard of excellence and uniformly high quality he achieved in the two prior editions.

Six collaborators have written on the following subjects: Drs K. W. Barwick (liver—nonneoplastic diseases), N. G. Ordóñez (kidney—nonneoplastic diseases), R. D. Brunning (bone marrow),