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The appearance of a single-volume text-book on pathology almost on the heels of the second edition of the larger treatise on pathology by the same authors, would at once suggest that the smaller work was a mere condensation of the larger one; but the authors distinctly assert that this is not the case. The single volume is said to be a response to repeated requests by the publishers, seconded by appeals from colleagues in not a few schools, for something which would embody the main features of the former work without its bulk.
While the general plan of the work is the same as that of the larger treatise in that it is divided into two parts, namely, "General Pathology" and "Special and Systemic Pathology"; and while the ideas expressed in the two works must necessarily agree, being by the same authors, yet it will readily be seen that the
A Text-Book of Pathology.. JAMA. 1912;LIX(20):1821-1822. doi:10.1001/jama.1912.04270110235029