April 30, 1892

The Mütter Lectures on Surgical Pathology.

JAMA. 1892;XVIII(18):567. doi:10.1001/jama.1892.02411220029012

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This volume illustrates the radical changes that certain branches of surgical pathology have undergone, more fully than any text book of the last decade, for there is not a retrospective glance from cover to cover. The author deals exclusively with the present. To those whose knowledge of surgical pathology is confined to Wagner, Billroth and Rokitansky this book will open up a terra incognita. The doings of the bacilli, the pathogenic effects of the ptomaines and the toxalbumens are set forth with circumspection and clearness. It is at first a little startling to see dysentery, cholera, scarlatina, pneumonia, typhoid, measles and variola treated of as topics of interest to the surgical pathologist, but this treatment seems to be a quite logical sequence of the general theory of surgical bacteriology for the diseases named are brought under the heading of "Mixed and Secondary Infections;" but however closely one may agree with

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