October 16, 1897

The Origin of Disease especially of disease resulting from intrinsic as opposed to extrinsic causes. With chapters on Diagnosis, Prognosis and Treatment.

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By Arthur V. Meigs, M.D., Physician of the Pennsylvania Hospital. With One Hundred and Thirty-seven Original Illustrations. Philadelphia: J. B. Lippincott Company; London: 6 Henrietta St., Covent Garden, 1897.

JAMA. 1897;XXIX(16):816. doi:10.1001/jama.1897.02440420050026

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The author as he says, impressed by the separation of clinical medicine from pathology has endeavored to bring them nearer together. It is a pleasure to examine a book made up as this is of the result of original work. The illustrations, which are numerous and well executed, are drawings from actual specimens to the author's work in the pathologic department in the Pennsylvania Hospital and have never before been published. There is certainly no book published in this country that will compare with this for precision or accuracy and wealth of illustrations. There is no padding in the book, no attempt at fine writing, but plain, straight-forward statements of the conditions found in the specimens examined. The author makes a plea for the systematic examinations of postmortem cases that die in the hospital, and we fully concur in the author's conviction "that many diseases usually considered as confined to

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