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In reviewing the text-book on general pathology by the same authors, we spoke of it as being almost an excellent book, but falling short of excellence by reason of its lack of thoroughness and the evident lack of high ideals in the author's conception of medical education. The volume of special pathology falls far short of the general pathology. It seems to be intended for the student who wishes his lessons in pathology in as compact a form as possible, without any troublesome whys and wherefores. It will certainly never stimulate a student to do much collateral reading or independent thinking. There is little fault to be found with the book on the score of accuracy, and the subjects are presented well, but the most modern views are not always given as much attention as they deserve in even so compact a treatise. Except for the illustrations the subjects are
A Text-Book of Special Pathology.. JAMA. 1910;LIV(2):155. doi:10.1001/jama.1910.02550280065025