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November 28, 1896

Francis Delafield and T. Mitchell Prudden, a Hand-book of Pathological Anatomy and Histology.

JAMA. 1896;XXVII(22):1168. doi:10.1001/jama.1896.02431000044019

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The knowledge of pathologic anatomy, giving security to the physician at the bedside, has initiated the development of modern medicine; the progress of the latter is in direct parallelism with this study. Where postmortem examinations are scarce the student will not learn the rough pathologic anatomy, and pathologic histology must take the place. Such is the matter of fact in this country; this may be also the cause why this hand-book, written by two of our best investigators, has more a microscopic feature than that it will be the true and careful leader in the study of rough pathologic anatomy. Comprising so much, viz., the whole general pathology, the space for anatomic description seems to have fallen short.

The prominent feature of the book is given by the illustrations, mostly from microscopic preparations. In this report the authors are quite original, but I doubt if their experience is broad enough,

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